2: the fruit of a European or American mountain ash
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rowan 1b: leaves and fruit
Examples of rowan in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe stone structure had fallen into disrepair over the centuries, so the team removed an invading rowan tree and cleaned up its collapsed walls.
Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Apr. 2020 Tiny gardens: rowan tree, cherry tree, silver birch, ornamental willow—a horrible pompom on a stick.
Anne Enright, The New Yorker, 2 Mar. 2020 But what set the houses off, made them seem jewel-like, were the huge oaks and small sassafras and maples, the chestnuts, rowans.
Jane Smiley, New York Times, 14 Oct. 2019
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