Definition of Rowan tree

1. Noun. Eurasian tree with orange-red berrylike fruits.

Exact synonyms: European Mountain Ash, Rowan, Sorbus Aucuparia
Generic synonyms: Mountain Ash
Terms within: Rowanberry



Medical Definition of Rowan tree

1. A european tree (Pyrus aucuparia) related to the apple, but with pinnate leaves and flat corymbs of small white flowers followed by little bright red berries. Called also roan tree, and mountain ash. The name is also applied to two American trees of similar habit (Pyrus Americana, and P. Sambucifolia). Origin: Cf. Sw. Ronn, Dan. Ronne, Icel. Reynir, and L. Ornus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Rowan tree

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1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"O rowan tree! How fair wert thou in simmer time, wi' a' thy clusters white, ... O rowan tree! O there arose my father's prayer, in holy evening's calm; ..."

2. The Poets and Poetry of Scotland: From the Earliest to the Present Time by James Grant Wilson (1876)
"Well do I mind that morning fair When, a mere hoy, I planted thee:— A kingdom now were less my care Thau then my rowan-tree. How proudly did I fence thee ..."

3. Life and Songs of the Baroness Nairne: With a Memoir and Poems of Caroline by Carolina Oliphant Nairne Nairne, Caroline Oliphant, Charles Rogers (1869)
"rowan tree, Oh! rowan tree, thou'lt aye be dear to me, ... rowan tree. How fair wert thou in simmer time, wi' a' thy clusters white, How rich and gay thy ..."

4. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"In the north-east of Scotland pieces of rowan-tree and woodbine, or of rowan alone, used to be placed over the doors of the cow-houses on May Day to keep ..."

5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"In the days of yore rowan-tree was of paramount importance in Northumberland ... Usually the dwelling-house was secured with a rowan-tree pin, that the evil ..."

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