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row·an

 (rō′ən, rou′-)
n.
A small deciduous European tree (Sorbus aucuparia) in the rose family, having pinnately compound leaves, corymbs of white flowers, and orange-red berries.

[Of Scandinavian origin; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

rowan

(ˈrəʊən; ˈraʊ-)
n
(Plants) another name for the (European) mountain ash
[C16: from Scandinavian; compare Norwegian rogn, raun, Old Norse reynir]

row•an

(ˈroʊ ən, ˈraʊ-)

n.
1. the European mountain ash, Sorbus aucuparia, having pinnate leaves and clusters of bright red berries.
2. the American mountain ash, Sorbus americana.
3. the berry of either of these trees.
[1795–1805; < Old Norse *raun- in reynir, Norwegian raun]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rowan - Eurasian tree with orange-red berrylike fruitsrowan - Eurasian tree with orange-red berrylike fruits
mountain ash - any of various trees of the genus Sorbus
rowanberry - decorative red berrylike fruit of a rowan tree
Translations
شَجَرَة لِسان العَصْفور
jeřáb
rønnebærtræ
pihlakas
vörösberkenye
šermukšnio uogašermukšnis
pīlādzis
jarabina

rowan

[ˈraʊən] N (also rowan tree) → serbal m; (= berry) → serba f

rowan

[ˈraʊən ˈrəʊən] n (also rowan tree) (= mountain ash) → sorbier m

rowan

n (= tree)Eberesche f, → Vogelbeere f; rowan berryVogelbeere f

rowan

[ˈraʊən] n (also rowan tree) → sorbo

rowan

(ˈrouən) , (ˈrauən) noun
(also rowan tree) a small tree that has red berries in autumn.
ˈrowan berry noun
References in classic literature ?
But before he had written books he was in my part of the country with a fishing-wand in his hand, and I like to think that I was the boy who met him that day by Queen Margaret's burn, where the rowans are, and busked a fly for him, and stood watching, while his lithe figure rose and fell as he cast and hinted back from the crystal waters of Noran-side.
To be sure, I laughed over this; but it was rather tremulous laughter; and I was glad to get my bundle on my staff's end and set out over the ford and up the hill upon the farther side; till, just as I came on the green drove-road running wide through the heather, I took my last look of Kirk Essendean, the trees about the manse, and the big rowans in the kirkyard where my father and my mother lay.
Soon both Rowans were involved in Gravel's campaign for the US House, which he lost.
After Gravel's election Mike Rowan went to work for him in Washington, and the Rowans also moved there.
Morgan speaks highly of Rowans diplomatic skills, both on professional and personal levels: "I wrote a report on a government contract.
The mid-size college, which went on to be named after the Rowans and to gain university status, did not let him down.
Today, directly or indirectly thanks to what the Rowans set in motion, the University:
6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Henry Rowan started making industrial furnaces in his basement.
Unglazed, scarred, rough-hewn and woodfired, Rowans pieces initially suggest a spontaneous and perhaps impetuous attitude, as if the artist works quickly and brings a devil-may-care approach to what he does.
And, while Rowans objects demonstrate a pronounced formal simplicity, their surfaces are marked by colours and textures that are variously moody, energetic and delicate, evidence of a complex, painterly sensibility that draws and holds our attention.
Social services officials say they can no longer afford to find pounds 663,000 a year to run the Rowans in Small Heath.
The reduction in funding means that the council would have to find pounds 663,000 a year to keep the Rowans open.