noun (used with a singular verb) Scot., Irish English.
Origin of sowens
Examples from the Web for sowens
He is a poet, and, according to his idea of that race, they subsist entirely upon porridge or on sowens.
"Sowens is—or are—good," decided Dr. Watkins, tasting his cake slowly, and pronouncing judgment on it after due deliberation.Ethel Morton's Holidays|Mabell S. C. Smith
Sowens, with butter instead of milk to them, is always the Halloween supper.The Complete Works of Robert Burns: Containing his Poems, Songs, and Correspondence.|Robert Burns and Allan Cunningham
Sowens, a dish made by steeping, fermenting, and then boiling the husks or siftings of oats in water.
Sowens, pottage made of the dust in oatmeal seeds steeped and soured.The Proverbs of Scotland|Alexander Hislop