ash
I. noun Etymology: Middle English asshe, from Old English æsc; akin to Old High German ask ash, Latin ornus mountain ash Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Fraxinus) of trees of the olive family with pinnate leaves, thin furrowed bark, and gray branchlets 2. the tough elastic wood of an ash 3. [Old English æsc, name of the corresponding runic letter] the ligature æ used in Old English and some phonetic alphabets to represent a low front vowel \a\ II. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English asshe, from Old English asce — more at arid Date: before 12th century 1. something that symbolizes grief, repentance, or humiliation 2. a. the solid residue left when combustible material is thoroughly burned or is oxidized by chemical means b. fine particles of mineral matter from a volcanic vent 3. plural the remains of the dead human body after cremation or disintegration 4. plural deathly pallor <
the lip of ashes and the cheek of flame — Lord Byron
>
5. plural ruins • ashless adjective III. transitive verb Date: circa 1894 to convert into ash

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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