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Meaning of bowery

bow•er•y

Pronunciation: (bou'u-rē), [key]
— adj.
  1. containing bowers; leafy; shady: a bowery maze.

bow•er•y

Pronunciation: (bou'u-rē, bou'rē), [key]
— pl. -er•ies.
  1. (among the Dutch settlers of New York) a farm or country seat.
  2. a street and area in New York City, historically noted for its cheap hotels and saloons and peopled by the destitute and homeless.
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