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ash

noun uk   us   /æʃ/

ash noun (POWDER)

[U] the soft grey or black powder that is left after a substance, especially tobacco, coal, or wood, has burned: cigarette ashashes [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
Translations of “ash”
in Arabic رَماد…
in Korean 재…
in Malaysian abu…
in French cendre…
in Turkish kül, dişbudak ağacı…
in Italian cenere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 粉末, (尤指煙草、煤、木頭燃燒後的)灰,灰燼…
in Russian пепел, ясень…
in Polish popiół, jesion…
in Vietnamese tro…
in Spanish ceniza…
in Portuguese cinza…
in Thai เถ้าถ่าน…
in German die Asche…
in Catalan cendra…
in Japanese 灰…
in Indonesian abu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粉末, (尤指烟草、煤、木头燃烧后的)灰,灰烬…
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