Main definitions of red ash in English

: red ash1red ash2

red ash1

Pronunciation /ˈrɛd aʃ/

noun

  • 1Any of several North American ash trees (genus Fraxinus), especially F. pennsylvanica.

  • 2Any of several Australian trees, especially Alphitonia excelsa (family Rhamnaceae) and Orites excelsa (family Proteaceae).

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Hanbury (1725–1778), Church of England clergyman and horticulturist. From red + ash.

Main definitions of red ash in English

: red ash1red ash2

red ash2

Pronunciation /ˈrɛd aʃ/

noun

US
  • A variety of coal producing ash of a red colour when burned (more fully "red ash coal"); frequently attributive.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From red + ash.