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Definition of "gowan" [gow•an]

  • Scots A yellow or white wildflower, especially the Old World daisy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gowan" in a sentence
  • "The marigold, or meadow gowan, is one of the "plants of the sun," the "golden flower.""
  • "Our English Daisy is a composite flower which is called in the glossaries "gowan," or Yellow flower."
  • "Bend to earth the gowan fair, down by yon burn side."