rowen [rou-uh n] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Chiefly Northern U.S. the second crop of grass or hay in a season; aftermath.

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  • Origin of rowen 1300–50; Middle English reywayn Old North French *rewain; cognate with French regain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for rowen Historical Examples of rowen

  • It is soft as the autumn rowen, and mixed with all the delicate, fragrant herbs of the marsh.

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  • They also brought along with them Rowen, the daughter of Hengist, one of the most accomplished beauties of that age.

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  • Every farmer knows the milk-producing properties of rowen, or second crop, which is generally cut before it ripens.

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  • They are all stabled throughout the year, except in harvest time, when they are turned out for a few weeks to rowen feed.

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  • He sues the lady Rowen’a to become his bride, and threatens to kill both Cedric and Ivanhoe if she refuses.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for rowen rowen noun another word for aftermath (def. 2) Word Origin for rowen C14 reywayn, corresponding to Old French regaïn, from re- + gaïn rowen, from gaignier to till, earn; see gain 1 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

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