Definition of Downy ash
1. Noun. Smallish American tree with velvety branchlets and lower leaf surfaces.
Generic synonyms: Ash, Ash Tree
Specialized synonyms: Fraxinus Pennsylvanica Subintegerrima, Green Ash
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Literary usage of Downy ash
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1. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1838)
"... plants are 1 franc; and at New York, 50 cents. Ï 10. F. (A.) PUBE'SCENS Walt. The downy Ash. ..."
2. Botany for Young People and Common Schools: How Plants Grow, a Simple by Asa Gray (1880)
"And our White Ash is Fraxinus Americana, meaning " American Ash "; Red Ash is Fraxinus pubescens, meaning " downy ash "; Black Ash is Fraxinus sambuci- ..."
3. The American Handbook of Ornamental Trees by Thomas Meehan (1853)
"—downy ash. Eed ash. Native o£ the Northern and Middle States. The most irregular-headed of all the ashes. The branches are frequently twisted and tortuose, ..."
4. Trees and Shrubs: An Abridgment of the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum by John Claudius Loudon (1875)
"Fraxinus excelsior, by their lighter bark, and by the paler green of their leaves. i 10. F. (A.) PUBE'SCENS Wall. The downy Ash. ..."