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gowan

Syllabification: gow·an
Pronunciation: /ˈɡōən
 
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Definition of gowan in English:

noun

Scottish & Northern English
A wild white or yellow flower, especially a daisy.

Origin

mid 16th century: probably a variant of dialect gollan, denoting various yellow-flowered plants, perhaps related to Old English golde 'marigold'.

Words that rhyme with gowan

Palawan, rowen

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