1) Another name for Bremen blue.
2) A variety of ash tree, Fraxinus quadrangulata, native to central North America. Blue ash produces a strong flexible wood used for furniture, tool handles, and sporting goods (baseball bats). Early settlers made a blue dye from the inner bark of the tree.
See also ash.
Synonyms and Related Terms
2) Fraxinus quadrangulata
2. Medium tree growing to 20 m. Bark=ashy gray to light brown with scale changing to deep, irregular fissures with age, twigs have four ridges producing a squarish shape. Leaves= compound with 7-9 opposite, lanceolate, serrated leaflets. Fruit=wide-winged samara with flat seed.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 75
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
- Website address 1 Comment: Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (Accessed Dec. 9, 2005)
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ash (Accessed Dec. 9, 2005)