noun (used with a singular verb)Scot., Irish English.
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Sowans, sowens; a sort of flummery or gruel usually made and eaten on Hallow Eve.English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
"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, pottage made of the dust in oatmeal seeds steeped and soured.The Proverbs of Scotland|Alexander Hislop
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.