rowan

noun row·an \ ˈrau̇-ən , ˈrō-ən \

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 U.S. and Canada
b : one (S. americana) native to the eastern U.S and Canada
2 : the fruit of a rowan

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Origin and Etymology of rowan

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect raun rowan; akin to Old English rēad red — more at red


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