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ˈroʊ ən, ˈraʊ-rowan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rowan, rowan tree, European mountain ash, Sorbus aucuparia(noun)

    Eurasian tree with orange-red berrylike fruits


  1. rowan(Noun)

    Any of various small deciduous trees or shrubs of genus Sorbus, belonging to the rose family, with pinnate leaves, corymbs of white flowers, and usually with orange-red berries.

  2. Rowan(ProperNoun)

    A male given name.

  3. Rowan(ProperNoun)

    of modern usage, often associated with the rowan tree.

  4. Origin: rōanan, from ere-. Akin to Old Frisian * (West Frisian roeie), Middle Dutch royen (Dutch roeien), Old Norse róa (Swedish ro).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rowan(noun)

    rowan tree


  1. Rowan

    The rowans or mountain-ashes are shrubs or small trees in genus Sorbus of family Rosaceae. They are native throughout the cool temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with the highest species diversity in the mountains of western China and the Himalaya, where numerous apomictic microspecies occur. The name rowan was originally applied to the species Sorbus aucuparia, and is also used for other species in Sorbus subgenus Sorbus. Rowans are unrelated to the true ash trees which belong to the genus Fraxinus, family Oleaceae, though their leaves bear superficial similarity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rowan

    row′an, n. the mountain-ash, or quicken-tree, a British tree belonging to the natural order Rosaceæ, whose acid fruit—Rowan berries—is sometimes used for preserves.—Also Roan-tree. [Scand., Sw. röun, Dan. rön, Ice. reynir.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rowan in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rowan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of rowan in a Sentence

  1. Elbert Hubbard:

    The point I wish to make is this: [President William] McKinley gave Rowan a letter to be delivered to Garcia; Rowan took the letter & did not ask, Where is he at? By the Eternal! there is a man whose form should be cast in deathless bronze & the statue placed in every college of the land. It is not book-learning young men need, nor instruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their energies: do the thing. Carry a message to Garcia!

  2. Stacy Hurt and Sarah Rowan:

    I looked up her address, and it was about 25 minutes from where I live, me getting the bag to Stacy Hurt and Sarah Rowan was more important than getting into bed half an hour earlier.

  3. Kim Davis:

    I am pleased that I can continue to serve my community as the Rowan County Clerk without having to sacrifice my religious convictions and conscience.

  4. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham:

    We made accommodations to the detainees at Gitmo -- I've been to Gitmo, and I've seen the accommodations that we made to the Muslim detainees who killed Americans, you're telling me that you cannot make an accommodation for an elected Democrat county clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky?

  5. Stacy Hurt and Sarah Rowan:

    Me getting the bag to Stacy Hurt and Sarah Rowan was more important than getting into bed half an hour earlier.

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