ashwood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ash +‎ wood

Noun[edit]

ashwood (countable and uncountable, plural ashwoods)

  1. The wood of the ash tree.
    • 2007 February 4, Michael Chabon, “‘Gentlemen of the Road’”, New York Times:
      Easily as a sailor handling a blasphemy, the African reached behind him for the Viking ax (whose name, cut in runes along its ashwood haft, translated roughly as “Defiler of Your Mother”), but three little words preserved the cordial relations between the head and neck of the intruder, a wiry old party armed with a short sword, Persian by the look of him, with a knob of scar tissue where his right eye had been and a curious sneer.