- Chiefly Northern U.S. the second crop of grass or hay in a season; aftermath.
Origin of rowen
1300–50; Middle English reywayn < Old North French *rewain; cognate with French regain
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It is soft as the autumn rowen, and mixed with all the delicate, fragrant herbs of the marsh.Old Plymouth Trails
They also brought along with them Rowen, the daughter of Hengist, one of the most accomplished beauties of that age.Old English Chronicles
Every farmer knows the milk-producing properties of rowen, or second crop, which is generally cut before it ripens.Cattle and Their Diseases
They are all stabled throughout the year, except in harvest time, when they are turned out for a few weeks to rowen feed.A Walk from London to John O'Groat's
He sues the lady Rowen'a to become his bride, and threatens to kill both Cedric and Ivanhoe if she refuses.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1
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- another word for aftermath (def. 2)
C14 reywayn, corresponding to Old French regaïn, from re- + gaïn rowen, from gaignier to till, earn; see gain 1
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