Sowens
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(made of the dust of oatmeal),


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  • sowens — [sō′ənz, so͞o′ənz] pl.n. [Gael sūghan < sūgh, sap < IE * seug : see SUCK] Scot. a porridge made from fermented oat husks …   English World dictionary

  • sowens — ˈsōənz, ˈsüə noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Scottish Gaelic sūghan liquid of which sowens are made (from sūgh juice) + English s (plural suffix); akin to Old High German sūgan to suck more at suck : a slightly… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sowens — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Scottish Gaelic sùghan Date: 1582 porridge from oat husks and siftings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sowens — /soh euhnz, sooh /, n. (used with a sing. v.) Scot., Irish Eng. porridge made from oat bran or husks that have been soaked in water, slightly fermented, and then boiled. [1575 85; < ScotGael sùghan, deriv. of sùgh sap] * * * …   Universalium

  • sowens — n. pl. [Scotch.] [Written also Sowins, Sewings, and Sowans.] Porridge (made of the dust of oatmeal), flummery …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sowens — sow·ens …   English syllables

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sowins — 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

  • Sowans — Sow ans (? or ?), n. pl. See {Sowens}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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