gow·​an ˈgau̇-ən How to pronounce gowan (audio)
chiefly Scotland
: daisy sense 1
broadly : a white or yellow field flower
gowany adjective chiefly Scotland

Word History


probably alteration of Middle English gollan

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gowan was in 1570

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Cite this Entry

“Gowan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gowan. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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