(African American Vernacular) Having dry or dead skin (therefore discolored).
Ashy Sentence Examples
Though some people feel that mineral makeup makes skin look ashy, others disagree.
The original material was a fine clay, sometimes with more or less of sand or ashy ingredients, occasionally with some lime; and the bedding may be indicated by alternating bands of different lithological character, crossing the cleavage faces of the slates, and often interrupting the cleavage, or rendering it imperfect.
Great is its seething, like a burning cinder, a grievous thing of an ashy color.