noun Etymology: of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect raun rowan; akin to Old English rēad red — more at red Date: 1801 1. either of two mountain ashes with flat corymbs of white flowers followed by small red pomes: a. one (Sorbus aucuparia) native to Eurasia that has become naturalized in the United States and Canada b. one (S. americana) native to the eastern U.S and Canada 2. the fruit of a rowan

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