Entry from British & World English dictionary
The winged fruit of an ash tree, growing in clusters resembling bunches of keys.
- 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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