gowan [gou-uh n] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Scot. and North England. any of various yellow or white field flowers, especially the English daisy.
Origin of gowan 1560–70; earlier gollan Old Norse gollinn goldenRelated formsgow·aned, adjectivegow·an·y, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for gowan Contemporary Examples of gowan
Gowan, Donald E. From Eden to Babel: A Commentary on the Book of Genesis 1-11.
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Then Gowan told the judge about what she considers another asset of the estate.
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Historical Examples of gowan
This Gowan when he had talked about a Paradise, had gone up to her and taken her hand.
This Gowan had plenty to say for himself, and said it in an off-hand and amusing manner.
Mr Gowan made it no concern of his whether it was nobody’s or somebody’s.
Clennam was beginning, ‘But on the other hand—’ when Gowan took him up.
She knew, or knew of, this Mrs Gowan before yesterday, and she may as well admit that she did.’
British Dictionary definitions for gowan gowan noun Scot any of various yellow or white flowers growing in fields, esp the common daisy Derived Formsgowaned, adjectivegowany, adjectiveWord Origin for gowan C16: variant of gollan, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse gullin golden Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012