Meaning of rohun in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrəʊhʌn/


(also rohan)
historical, rare
  • More fully "rohun bark": the dried bark of the rohuna tree, used medicinally as a febrifuge and general tonic, especially as a substitute for cinchona. Also (more fully "rohun tree"): the rohuna tree, which yields this bark.


Early 19th century. From Sanskrit rohaṇa (also with vernacular pronunciation rohaṇ), apparently only attested in this form in sense ‘cedar’, vernacular variant of rohiṇa red, reddish, used to denote various trees, ultimately from the same Indo-European base as red.