Quicken tree
Quicken tree Quick"en tree` [Probably from quick, and first applied to the aspen or some tree with quivering leaves; cf. G. quickenbaum, quizenbaum, quitschenbaum. Cf. {Quitch grass}.] (Bot.) The European rowan tree; -- called also {quickbeam}, and {quickenbeam}. See {Rowan tree}. [1913 Webster]

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