adjective see gowan

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gowany — Gow an*y, a. Having, abounding in, or decked with, daisies. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] Sweeter than gowany glens or new mown hay. Ramsay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gowany — ni adjective Scotland : abounding in gowans sweeter than gowany glens Allan Ramsay †1758 * * * gowˈany adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑gowan …   Useful english dictionary

  • gowany — gow·any …   English syllables

  • gowan — noun Etymology: probably alteration of Middle English gollan Date: 1570 chiefly Scottish daisy 1; broadly a white or yellow field flower • gowany adjective, chiefly Scottish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gowan — gowaned, adj. gowany, adj. /gow euhn/, n. Scot. and North Eng. any of various yellow or white field flowers, esp. the English daisy. [1560 70; earlier gollan < ON gollinn golden] * * * …   Universalium

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