quickenbeam
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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  • quickbeam — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rowan — Taxobox name = Rowan image width = 270px image caption = European Rowan fruit regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Rosaceae subfamilia = Maloideae genus = Sorbus subgenus = Sorbus subdivision… …   Wikipedia

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