- any of various yellow or white field flowers, especially the English daisy.
Origin of gowan
1560–70; earlier gollan < Old Norse gollinn golden
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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.'
- Scot any of various yellow or white flowers growing in fields, esp the common daisy
C16: variant of gollan, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse gullin golden
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