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noun (1)

plural -s
chiefly Scottish


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noun (2)

plural -s
: a rain spout or pipe

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse runnr bush, grove, Norwegian dialect runn, runne bush, runne twig; akin to Old High German rono trunk of a tree, block of wood, Old English rīsan to rise

Noun (2)

origin unknown

First Known Use

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rone was in the 13th century

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“Rone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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