bowery

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bowery (comparative more bowery, superlative most bowery)

  1. Sheltered by trees; leafy; shady.
    • 1906, George Gissing, "Fate and the Apothecary," in The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories,
      Such a man had no chance whatever in this flowery and bowery little suburb.

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Noun[edit]

bowery (plural boweries)

  1. (archaic) In the early settlements of New York State, USA, a farm or estate.
    • 1809, Washington Irving, Knickerbocker's History of New York, ch. 65,
      His estate, or bowery, as it was called, has ever continued in the possession of his descendants.
    • Bancroft
      The emigrants [in New York] were scattered on boweries or plantations []

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