Definition of Ash-key
1. Noun. Winged seed of the ash tree.
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Literary usage of Ash-key
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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"... for the ash-key.] •Юг like the triple ¡minas of the ash, Tli;it he and ilie through Morpheus sweet-fac'd doore, ..."
2. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1838)
"Mr. Gilpin quotes the following instance from Dr. Plot, of an ash establishing itself on, and finally destroying, a willow : —"An ash key rooting itself on ..."
3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1906)
"The ash key is fashioned after the pattern adopted for the seed of the pine, but here it is the ovary instead of the seed coat that is produced into a wing. ..."
4. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"In botany, The husk containing the seed of an ash. KEY AGE, (ke'-aje) ni Money paid for lying at the key or quay. ..."
5. Remarks on Forest Scenery and Other Woodland Views by William Gilpin (1834)
"An ash-key rooting itself on a decayed willow, and finding, as it increased, a deficiency of nourishment in the mother plant, it began to insinuate its ..."
6. The Forest Trees of Britain by Charles Alexander Johns (1892)
"ash-key rooted itself on a decayed willow, and finding, as it increased, a deficiency of nourishment in the mother plant, bogan to insinuate its fibres, ..."
7. The Trees of Old England: Sketches of the Aspects, Associations, and Uses of by Leo Hartley Grindon (1868)
"Between every couple of anthers lies, usually, a thin flat ovary, and this in due course, ripens into the well-known winglike body called the "ash-key. ..."