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ash

noun uk   /æʃ/ us  

ash noun (POWDER)

[U] the soft grey or black powder that is left after a substance, especially tobacco, coal, or wood, has burned: cigarette ash ashes [plural] what is left of something after it has been destroyed by fire, especially what is left of a human body after it has been burned: Her ashes were scattered at sea. Allied bombing left Dresden in ashes in 1945.

ash noun (TREE)

[C] a forest tree that has a smooth, grey bark (= outer covering), small greenish flowers, and seeds shaped like wings [U] the wood from an ash tree
(Definition of ash noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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