[ soh-uh nz, soo- ]
/ ˈsoʊ ənz, ˈsu- /

noun (used with a singular verb) Scot., Irish English.

porridge made from oat bran or husks that have been soaked in water, slightly fermented, and then boiled.

Words nearby sowens

Origin of sowens

1575–85; < Scots Gaelic sùghan, derivative of sùgh sap Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sowens

/ (ˈsəʊənz, ˈsuː-) /


Scot a pudding made from oatmeal husks steeped and boiled

Word Origin for sowens

C16: from Scottish Gaelic sùghan, from sùfgh sap; related to Old High German sūgan to suck
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