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 for Mountain ash
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mountain \Moun"tain\ (moun"t[i^]n), a.
     1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or
        living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains;
        among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines;
        mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer.
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     2. Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.
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              The high, the mountain majesty of worth. --Byron.
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     Mountain antelope (Zool.), the goral.
  
     Mountain ash (Bot.), an ornamental tree, the Pyrus
        Americana (or Sorbus Americana), producing beautiful
        bunches of red berries. Its leaves are pinnate, and its
        flowers white, growing in fragrant clusters. The European
        species is the Pyrus aucuparia, or rowan tree.
  
     Mountain barometer, a portable barometer, adapted for safe
        transportation, used in measuring the heights of
        mountains.
  
     Mountain beaver (Zool.), the sewellel.
  
     Mountain blue (Min.), blue carbonate of copper; azurite.
  
     Mountain cat (Zool.), the catamount. See Catamount.
  
     Mountain chain, a series of contiguous mountain ranges,
        generally in parallel or consecutive lines or curves.
  
     Mountain cock (Zool.), capercailzie. See Capercailzie.
  
     Mountain cork (Min.), a variety of asbestus, resembling
        cork in its texture.
  
     Mountain crystal. See under Crystal.
  
     Mountain damson (Bot.), a large tree of the genus
        Simaruba+({Simaruba+amarga">Simaruba ({Simaruba amarga) growing in the West Indies,
        which affords a bitter tonic and astringent, sometimes
        used in medicine.
  
     Mountain dew, Scotch whisky, so called because often
        illicitly distilled among the mountains. [Humorous]
  
     Mountain ebony (Bot.), a small leguminous tree ({Bauhinia
        variegata) of the East and West Indies; -- so called
        because of its dark wood. The bark is used medicinally and
        in tanning.
  
     Mountain flax (Min.), a variety of asbestus, having very
        fine fibers; amianthus. See Amianthus.
  
     Mountain fringe (Bot.), climbing fumitory. See under
        Fumitory.
  
     Mountain goat. (Zool.) See Mazama.
  
     Mountain green. (Min.)
        (a) Green malachite, or carbonate of copper.
        (b) See Green earth, under Green, a.
  
     Mountain holly (Bot.), a branching shrub ({Nemopanthes
        Canadensis), having smooth oblong leaves and red berries.
        It is found in the Northern United States.
  
     Mountain laurel (Bot.), an American shrub ({Kalmia
        latifolia) with glossy evergreen leaves and showy
        clusters of rose-colored or white flowers. The foliage is
        poisonous. Called also American laurel, ivy bush, and
        calico bush. See Kalmia.
  
     Mountain leather (Min.), a variety of asbestus, resembling
        leather in its texture.
  
     Mountain licorice (Bot.), a plant of the genus Trifolium
        ({Trifolium Alpinum).
  
     Mountain limestone (Geol.), a series of marine limestone
        strata below the coal measures, and above the old red
        standstone of Great Britain. See Chart of Geology.
  
     Mountain linnet (Zool.), the twite.
  
     Mountain magpie. (Zool.)
        (a) The yaffle, or green woodpecker.
        (b) The European gray shrike.
  
     Mountain mahogany (Bot.) See under Mahogany.
  
     Mountain meal (Min.), a light powdery variety of calcite,
        occurring as an efflorescence.
  
     Mountain milk (Min.), a soft spongy variety of carbonate of
        lime.
  
     Mountain mint. (Bot.) See Mint.
  
     Mountain ousel (Zool.), the ring ousel; -- called also
        mountain thrush and mountain colley. See Ousel.
  
     Mountain pride, or Mountain green (Bot.), a tree of
        Jamaica ({Spathelia simplex), which has an unbranched
        palmlike stem, and a terminal cluster of large, pinnate
        leaves.
  
     Mountain quail (Zool.), the plumed partridge ({Oreortyx
        pictus) of California. It has two long, slender,
        plumelike feathers on the head. The throat and sides are
        chestnut; the belly is brown with transverse bars of black
        and white; the neck and breast are dark gray.
  
     Mountain range, a series of mountains closely related in
        position and direction.
  
     Mountain rice. (Bot.)
        (a) An upland variety of rice, grown without irrigation,
            in some parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States.
        (b) An American genus of grasses ({Oryzopsis).
  
     Mountain rose (Bot.), a species of rose with solitary
        flowers, growing in the mountains of Europe ({Rosa
        alpina).
  
     Mountain soap (Min.), a soft earthy mineral, of a brownish
        color, used in crayon painting; saxonite.
  
     Mountain sorrel (Bot.), a low perennial plant ({Oxyria
        digyna with rounded kidney-form leaves, and small
        greenish flowers, found in the White Mountains of New
        Hampshire, and in high northern latitudes. --Gray.
  
     Mountain sparrow (Zool.), the European tree sparrow.
  
     Mountain spinach. (Bot.) See Orach.
  
     Mountain tobacco (Bot.), a composite plant ({Arnica
        montana) of Europe; called also leopard's bane.
  
     Mountain witch (Zool.), a ground pigeon of Jamaica, of the
        genus Geotrygon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rowan tree \Row"an tree`\ [Cf. Sw. r["o]nn, Dan. r["o]nne, Icel.
     reynir, and L. ornus.] (Bot.)
     A european tree ({Pyrus aucuparia) related to the apple, but
     with pinnate leaves and flat corymbs of small white flowers
     followed by little bright red berries. Called also roan
     tree, and mountain ash. The name is also applied to two
     American trees of similar habit ({Pyrus Americana, and
     Pyrus sambucifolia).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ash \Ash\ ([a^]sh), n. [OE. asch, esh, AS. [ae]sc; akin to OHG.
     asc, Sw. & Dan. ask, Icel. askr, D. esch, G. esche.]
     1. (Bot.) A genus of trees of the Olive family, having
        opposite pinnate leaves, many of the species furnishing
        valuable timber, as the European ash ({Fraxinus
        excelsior) and the white ash ({Fraxinus Americana}).
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     Prickly+ash+({Zanthoxylum+Americanum">Prickly ash ({Zanthoxylum Americanum) and Poison ash
        ({Rhus venenata) are shrubs of different families,
        somewhat resembling the true ashes in their foliage.
  
     Mountain ash. See Roman tree, and under Mountain.
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     2. The tough, elastic wood of the ash tree.
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     Note: Ash is used adjectively, or as the first part of a
           compound term; as, ash bud, ash wood, ash tree, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mountain ash
      n 1: any of various trees of the genus Sorbus
      2: tree having wood similar to the alpine ash; tallest tree in
         Australia and tallest hardwood in the world [syn: mountain
         ash, Eucalyptus regnans]
      3: low-growing ash of Texas [syn: mountain ash, Fraxinus
         texensis]

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