Definition of rowan
1 : either of two mountain ashes with flat corymbs of white flowers followed by small red pomes: a : one (Sorbus aucuparia) native to Eurasia that has become naturalized in the United States and Canada b : one (S. americana) native to the eastern U.S and Canada
2 : the fruit of a rowan
Origin of rowan
of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect raun rowan; akin to Old English rēad red — more at red
First Known Use: 1801
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