Definition of Rowan tree
1. Noun. Eurasian tree with orange-red berrylike fruits.
Generic synonyms: Mountain Ash
Terms within: Rowanberry
Medical Definition of Rowan tree
Rowan Tree Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Rowan Tree Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Rowan Tree
Literary usage of Rowan tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."