rowan

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English[edit]

A European rowan

Etymology[edit]

From Northern English or Scottish, of Old Norse origin: cf. reynir; compare Norwegian rogn, Danish røn. Ultimately related to the root of red.

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rowan (plural rowans)

  1. Sorbus aucuparia, the European rowan.
  2. 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.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *rōaną (to row), from Proto-Indo-European *ere-, *h₁reh₁- (to row). Akin to Old Frisian *rōia (West Frisian roeie), Middle Dutch royen (Dutch roeien), Old Norse róa (Danish and Swedish ro).

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rōwan

  1. to row (with oars etc.)

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