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ashen2 of or pertaining to the ash tree. [2 definitions]
bentonite either of two clays that are formed by the decomposition of volcanic ash, and that are very absorptive and capable of expanding to several times their normal volume.
bone china a fine type of white porcelain produced by mixing bone ash or calcium phosphate with the clay.
calcium carbonate a white crystalline compound found in chalk, limestone, marble, shells, and plant ash that is used in the manufacture of cement, paints, plastics, and polishing agents such as toothpaste.
calx the crumbly ash remaining after a metal or mineral has undergone controlled heating.
carbon the carbon ash that results when wood or other organic matter is burned in the presence of little or no air; charcoal or soot. [1/7 definitions]
dottle the residue of partially burnt tobacco or ash left in a pipe bowl after smoking.
fly ash fine, often airborne particles of ash derived from the burning of solid fuel and recognized as a factor in air pollution. [2 definitions]
glasswort any of several fleshy plants that are found in salt marshes or the like, having succulent stems and scalelike leaves, the ash of which was formerly used in making glass.
Lent the forty weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Easter, observed by Christians as a period of fasting, penitence, and other self-denial.
manna a substance exuded by the Eurasian ash tree and related plants, formerly used as a laxative. [1/3 definitions]
rowan a small mountain ash, native to Europe, that bears clusters of white flowers and red berries. [2 definitions]
Shrovetide the three days preceding Ash Wednesday.
Shrove Tuesday the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, when pancakes are traditionally eaten in the UK.
sodium carbonate a grayish-white powder, the anhydrous sodium salt of carbonic acid, used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics, soap, and sodium salts, and in bleaching and water treatment; soda ash. [1/2 definitions]
sorbic acid a white crystalline solid, found in the berries of the mountain ash or synthesized, used as a food preservative and fungicide and in drying oils.
tufa a rock formed from volcanic ash; tuff. [1/2 definitions]
tuff a kind of rock formed by the compacting of volcanic ash of varying coarseness.
volcano a vent in the earth's crust through which molten rock, ash, gases, and the like are expelled. [1/2 definitions]