Definition of ash key in English:

ash key

noun

British
  • The winged fruit of an ash tree, growing in clusters resembling bunches of keys.

    • ‘A bunch of ash keys was considered a powerful guard against witchcraft.’
    • ‘At one time ash keys were used by the medical profession as a cure for flatulence.’
    • ‘The fruits - the familiar ash keys - are usually abundant.’
    • ‘The ancient physicians had a high regard for ash keys and used them as a remedy for flatulence.’
    • ‘Bullfinches eat some of the ash keys that remain on the trees during the winter.’