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Etymology

From Latin cinereus, the stem ciner- meaning ashes.

Noun

  1. an ash-gray colour.
    cinereous colour:   

Adjective

  1. of an ash-gray colour.
  2. like ashes.
  3. containing ashes.

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Extensive Definition

In analytical chemistry, ash is the name given to all non-aqueous residue that remains after a sample is burned, and consist mostly of metal oxides.
Ash is one of the components in the proximate analysis of biological materials, consisting mainly of salty, non-organic constituents. It includes metal salts which are important for processes requiring ions such as Na+ (Sodium), K+ (Potassium), Ca2+ (Calcium). It also includes trace minerals which are required for unique molecules, such as chlorophyll and hemoglobin.
For instance, the analysis of honey shows:
Source: Sugar Alliance
In this example the ash would include all the minerals in honey.
Also see:
cinereous in Arabic: رماد
cinereous in Guarani: Tanimbu
cinereous in Aymara: Qhilla
cinereous in Catalan: Cendra
cinereous in Cebuano: Cendre
cinereous in German: Asche
cinereous in Spanish: Ceniza
cinereous in Esperanto: Cindro
cinereous in French: Cendre
cinereous in Korean: 재
cinereous in Italian: Cenere
cinereous in Hebrew: אפר
cinereous in Lithuanian: Pelenai
cinereous in Dutch: As (verbranding)
cinereous in Japanese: 灰
cinereous in Norwegian: Aske
cinereous in Norwegian Nynorsk: Oske
cinereous in Polish: Popiół
cinereous in Romanian: Cenuşă
cinereous in Quechua: Uchpa
cinereous in Sicilian: Cìnniri
cinereous in Finnish: Tuhka
cinereous in Swedish: Aska
cinereous in Turkish: Kül
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