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Definition of ash key in English:


The winged fruit of an ash tree, growing in clusters resembling bunches of keys.
Example sentences
  • The ancient physicians had a high regard for ash keys and used them as a remedy for flatulence.
  • At one time ash keys were used by the medical profession as a cure for flatulence.
  • Bullfinches eat some of the ash keys that remain on the trees during the winter.
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