sowans
Sowens Sow"ens (? or ?), n. pl. [Scottish; cf. AS. se['a]w juice, glue, paste.] A nutritious article of food, much used in Scotland, made from the husk of the oat by a process not unlike that by which common starch is made; -- called {flummery} in England. [Written also {sowans}, and {sowins}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • flummery — Sowens Sow ens (? or ?), n. pl. [Scottish; cf. AS. se[ a]w juice, glue, paste.] A nutritious article of food, much used in Scotland, made from the husk of the oat by a process not unlike that by which common starch is made; called {flummery} in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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