rowan tree


Definition of rowan tree

1 : a Eurasian tree (Sorbus aucuparia) with pinnate leaves and flat corymbs of small white flowers followed by red pomes resembling berries

called also European mountain ash

2 : american mountain ash

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First Known Use of rowan tree

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rowan tree.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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