European rowan

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search


Sorbus aucuparia


European rowan (usually uncountable, plural European rowans)

  1. The tree Sorbus aucuparia, commonly called rowan.
    • 2009, Adrian M. I. Roberts, Chapter 12: Smoothing Methods, Irene L. Hudson, Marie R. Keatley (editors), Phenological Research: Methods for Environmental and Climate Change Analysis, page 256,
      Here we will largely focus attention on one species, the European rowan or Mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia), and the influence of temperature.
    • 2008, Aedh Rua, Celtic Flame: An Insider's Guide to Irish Pagan Tradition[1], page 81:
      The wood of the European rowan, or, to a much lesser extent its North American cousin, has long been noted in the lore to drive out Fomors and other unpleasant spiritual beings.
    • 2013, Cassandra Claire, The Shadowhunter's Codex[2], page 26:
      The European rowan tree has long been known to have magically protective properties.