quicken treemedical dictionary

<botany> The European rowan tree; called also quickbeam, and quickenbeam. See Rowan tree.

Origin: Probably from quick, and first applied to the aspen or some tree with quivering leaves; cf. G. Quickenbaum, quizenbaum, quitschenbaum. Cf. Quitch grass.

(01 Mar 1998)

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