mountain ash


mountain ash
1. any of several small trees of the genus Sorbus, of the rose family, having flat-topped clusters of small, white flowers and bright-red to orange berries.
2. any of certain other trees, as several Australian species of eucalyptus.
[1590-1600]

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Any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Sorbus, in the rose family, native to the Northern Hemisphere.

They are widely cultivated as ornamentals for their white flower clusters and bright-orange fruits. Most noteworthy are the handsome American mountain ash, or dogberry (S. americana), and European mountain ash (S. aucuparia), also called rowan, or quickbeam. The European species grows to 60 ft (18 m), twice as high as the American species.

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Welsh  Aberpennar 

      industrial town, Rhondda Cynon Taff (Rhondda) county borough, historic county of Glamorgan (Morgannwg), Wales. The town's growth dates almost entirely from about 1850 with the exploitation of rich reserves of coal in the vicinity, but after about 1945 factory industries were introduced to offset the serious fall in local mining employment. By the end of the 20th century the last coal mines had closed, and many of the town's factories had ceased operation as well. New light industries and service activities only partly mitigated the resulting economic hardship. The town contains a huge pavilion, built in 1906 for the National eisteddfod (Welsh festival of the arts). Pop. (2001) urban agglom., 20,053.

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  • Mountain ash — Mountain Moun tain (moun t[i^]n), a. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mountain Ash — is a name used for several trees, none of immediate relation. It may refer to: Eucalyptus regnans, the tallest of all flowering plants and other floral species Fraxinus texensis, an ash tree species in Texas Trees in the genus Sorbus in North… …   Wikipedia

  • Mountain Ash — (spr. mauntĭnäsch), aufblühende Stadt in Glamorganshire (Wales), am Cynon, einem Nebenfluß des Taff, mit bedeutenden Kohlen und Eisengruben und (1901) 31,023 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Mountain Ash — (spr. mauntĭn äsch), Stadt in Wales, am Cynon, (1901) 31.093 E.; Eisenindustrie …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • mountain ash — n a type of tree with red or orange red berries …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mountain ash — noun count or uncount a tree with bright red orange fruit that grows mainly in northern countries: ROWAN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mountain ash — ► NOUN ▪ a rowan tree …   English terms dictionary

  • mountain ash — n. any of a genus (Sorbus) of small trees or shrubs of the rose family, with compound leaves and clusters of white flowers and red or orange berries …   English World dictionary

  • mountain ash — noun 1. any of various trees of the genus Sorbus • Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree • Hyponyms: ↑rowan, ↑rowan tree, ↑European mountain ash, ↑Sorbus aucuparia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mountain ash — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms mountain ash : singular mountain ash plural mountain ashes a tree with bright red orange fruit that grows mainly in northern countries …   English dictionary


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