porridge made from oat bran or husks that have been soaked in water, slightly fermented, and then boiled.
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How to use sowens in a sentence
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.
British Dictionary definitions for sowens
Scot a pudding made from oatmeal husks steeped and boiled
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