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Definition of "bowery" [bowery]

  • Sheltered by trees; leafy; shady. (adjective)
  • In the early settlements of New York State, USA, a farm or estate. (noun)

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Use "bowery" in a sentence
  • "The word "bowery" is Dutch for farm, and the property was once "the Dutch West India Company farm, in the wilderness of what is now the East Village," Shorto said."
  • "Then he returned to America and spent the rest of his life quietly on his farm, or "bowery" as it was called in Dutch."
  • "Prince Akuli's limousine had broken an axle a quarter of a mile away, and he and I had sought shelter from the sun in this veritable bowery of a mountain home."
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