rowan


rowan

rowan [roh-uh n, rou-] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun the European mountain ash, Sorbus aucuparia, having pinnate leaves and clusters of bright red berries. either of two American mountain ashes, Sorbus americana or S. sambucifolia. the berry of any of these trees. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of rowan 1795–1805; Old Norse *raun- in reynir, Norwegian raun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for rowan Contemporary Examples of rowan

  • Liam Neeson was across from me, Rowan Atkinson was seated next to me, and on the other side was Laura Linney.

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  • And Joe Morton as Rowan roars each line with all of the ferocity—and then some—they require.

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  • “The White House will destroy you,” Rowan warns, when Olivia decides not to escape and to face the wrath of the media.

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  • Rowan was tried on a lesser weapons-possession charge—not assault.

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  • A pro-gun group, Gun Owners of America, offered Rowan legal assistance.

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  • Historical Examples of rowan

  • Such were conditions in Rowan County on the day of election, August, 1884.

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  • The Rowan diagram is to the same scale as the Taylor and Gantt diagrams.

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  • She is a beautiful spirit, and sleeps in that pool under the rowan.

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  • Grandmother, would you lend me the rowan branch if—if I were to go?

    The Quiver, 2/1900

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  • It is easy, if the man is strong, and you hef the rowan with you.

    The Quiver, 2/1900

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for rowan rowan noun another name for the (European) mountain ash Word Origin for rowan C16: from Scandinavian; compare Norwegian rogn, raun, Old Norse reynir Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for rowan n.

    “mountain ash,” 1804, from rowan-tree, rountree (1540s), northern English and Scottish, from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse reynir, Swedish Ronn “the rowan”), ultimately from the root of red, in reference to the berries.

    There were those in this neighbourhood, long after the beginning of the present century, who believed that a slip of rowan tree carried on their person dispelled glamour, and rendered nugatory all the powers of sorcery and witchcraft. [Alexander Laing, “Lindores Abbey and the Burgh of Newburgh,” Edinburgh, 1876] Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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