[rou-uh n]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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another word for aftermath (def. 2)

Word Origin for rowen

C14 reywayn, corresponding to Old French regaïn, from re- + gaïn rowen, from gaignier to till, earn; see gain 1
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