(Row"an tree`) [Cf. Sw. rönn, Dan. rönne, Icel. reynir, and L. ornus.] (Bot.) A european
tree (Pyrus aucuparia) related to the apple, but with pinnate leaves and flat corymbs of small white flowers
followed by little bright red berries. Called also roan tree, and mountain ash. The name is also applied
to two American trees of similar habit (Pyrus Americana, and P. sambucifolia).
(Row"boat`) n. A boat designed to be propelled by oars instead of sails.
(Row"dy) n.; pl. Rowdies [From Rout, or Row a brawl.] One who engages in rows, or noisy
quarrels; a ruffianly fellow. M. Arnold.
(Row"dy*dow) n. Hubbub; uproar. [Vulgar]
(Row"dy*dow`dy) a. Uproarious. [Vulgar]
(Row"dy*ish), a. Resembling a rowdy in temper or conduct; characteristic of a rowdy.
(Row"dy*ism) n. the conduct of a rowdy.
(Rowed) a. Formed into a row, or rows; having a row, or rows; as, a twelve-rowed ear of corn.
(Row"el) n. [OF. roele, rouele, properly, a little wheel, F. rouelle collop, slice, LL. rotella a little
wheel, dim. of L. rota a wheel. See Roll, and cf. Rota.]
1. The little wheel of a spur, with sharp points.
With sounding whip, and rowels dyed in blood.Cowper.
2. A little flat ring or wheel on horses' bits.
The iron rowels into frothy foam he bit.Spenser.
3. (Far.) A roll of hair, silk, etc., passed through the flesh of horses, answering to a seton in human
(Row"el), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roweled or Rowelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Roweling or Rowelling.]
(Far.) To insert a rowel, or roll of hair or silk, into (as the flesh of a horse). Mortimer.
(Row"el bone`) See rewel bone. [Obs.]
(Row"en) n. [Cf. E. rough, OE. row, rowe.] [Called also rowet, rowett, rowings, roughings.]
1. A stubble field left unplowed till late in the autumn, that it may be cropped by cattle.
Turn your cows, that give milk, into your rowens till snow comes.Mortimer.
2. The second growth of grass in a season; aftermath. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.]
(Row"er) n. One who rows with an oar.
(Row"ett) n. See Rowen.