Definition of ash key in English:

Share this entry

ash key

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

British
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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ash key

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.