noun Scot. and North England.
Origin of gowan
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Gowan, Donald E. From Eden to Babel: A Commentary on the Book of Genesis 1-11.The Backstory of ‘Noah’ Is Full of Giants, Horny Angels, and a Grieving God|Tim Townsend|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then Gowan told the judge about what she considers another asset of the estate.
Gowan handed back the silver flask, and stripping off saddle and bridle from her horse, placed them on the rail beside his own.
When she reappeared, late the next morning, she learned that Knowles, Gowan and her husband had ridden off together hours before.
Gowan sat across from him, perfectly at ease in the presence of the city lady.
"You must not look at the matter in that desponding way," said Gowan, quite unsteadily.Vagabondia|Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Mr. Ashton thinks it might have been his guide,” went on Gowan.