WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ash•en1 /ˈæʃən/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. ash-colored;
    gray;
    extremely pale:His face turned ashen with fear.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ash•en1  (ashən),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. ash-colored;
    gray.
  2. extremely pale;
    drained of color;
    pallid:His face was ashen.
  3. consisting of ashes.
  • 1350–1400; Middle English; see ash1, -en2
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . ashy.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . pasty, colorless.

ash•en2  (ashən),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Plant Biologypertaining to the ash tree or its timber.
  2. made of wood from the ash tree.
  • bef. 1000; Middle English, Old English; see ash2, -en2


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

ashen /ˈæʃən/ adj
  1. drained of colour; pallid
  2. consisting of or resembling ashes
  3. of a pale greyish colour
ashen /ˈæʃən/ adj
  1. of, relating to, or made from the ash tree or its timber



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