Poison ash
Ash Ash ([a^]sh), n. [OE. asch, esh, AS. [ae]sc; akin to OHG. asc, Sw. & Dan. ask, Icel. askr, D. esch, G. esche.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of trees of the Olive family, having opposite pinnate leaves, many of the species furnishing valuable timber, as the European ash ({Fraxinus excelsior}) and the white ash ({Fraxinus Americana}). [1913 Webster]

{Prickly ash} ({Zanthoxylum Americanum}) and {Poison ash} ({Rhus venenata}) are shrubs of different families, somewhat resembling the true ashes in their foliage.

{Mountain ash}. See {Roman tree}, and under {Mountain}. [1913 Webster]

2. The tough, elastic wood of the ash tree. [1913 Webster]

Note: Ash is used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound term; as, ash bud, ash wood, ash tree, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • Poison ash — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poison ash — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poison-ash — balzaminis degmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūtinių šeimos augalas (Amyris balsamifera), iš kurio gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Amyris balsamifera angl. balsam amyris; balsam torchwood; candlewood; poison ash; West… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • poison-ash — virgininis sniegmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Alyvmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Chionanthus virginicus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Chionanthus virginicus angl. fringetree; old man s beard;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • poison ash — noun smooth American swamp shrub with pinnate leaves and greenish flowers followed by greenish white berries; yields an irritating oil • Syn: ↑poison dogwood, ↑poison sumac, ↑Toxicodendron vernix, ↑Rhus vernix • Hypernyms: ↑poisonous plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Poison — Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is capable of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poison dogwood — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poison dogwood — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poison elder — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poison fang — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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