(a) [C] tree commonly found in forests, with silver-grey bark and hard close-grained wood, （即白蜡树）. =>illus at App
1 见附录1之插图, page i.
(b) [U] its wood, used for tool handles, etc, 木（用作工具的把柄等）.
n [U] powder that remains after sth (esp tobacco, coal, etc) has burnt 灰末; 灰
*cigarette ash 香烟灰
* volcanic ash 火山灰
* Coke is an economical fuel but it leaves a lot of ash. 焦炭是一种很经济的燃料, 可是燃烧後剩下很多灰. Cf 参看 ashes.
[Sense: 1-2; Origin:Old English asce]
[Sense: 3; Origin:Old English Asc]
[U and C]
the soft grey powder that remains after something has been burned
The house burnt to ashes.
ashes [plural]a) the ash that remains when a dead person's body is burned
His ashes were scattered at sea.
b) a situation in which something is completely destroyed
The organization has risen from the ashes to become very successful.
All her hopes and dreams had turned to ashes.
[U and C]
a tree that is common in Britain and North America, or the wood from this tree
1. Imagine their dismay when they found a beautifully-cooked wallet and notes turned to ash! 可以想像他们发现一只煮得很好看的钱包，钞票已化成灰时的沮丧心情。