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sowens

[ soh-uhnz, soo- ]
/ ˈsoʊ ənz, ˈsu- /
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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.

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Origin of sowens

1575–85; <Scots Gaelic sùghan, derivative of sùgh sap
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sowens
/ (ˈsəʊənz, ˈsuː-) /

noun

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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