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Definition of "rowen" [row•en]

  • New England A second crop, as of hay, in a season. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rowen" in a sentence
  • "Every farmer knows the milk-producing properties of rowen, or second crop, which is generally cut before it ripens."
  • "During the remaining months they are fed with grains, tares, and cabbages, and a proportion of rowen, or second-cut hay."
  • "Mare eie stondeð men of monne þanne hom do of c {ri} ste. þe wel ne doð þe hwile þe ho muȝen. wel oft hit schal rowen {;} þenne ȝe mawen sculen ⁊ repen þ̵ ho er sowen."