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gowan


gowan


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gowan  \Gow"an\,  n.  [Scot.,  fr  Gael.  gugan  bud,  flower,  daisy.] 
  1.  The  daisy,  or  mountain  daisy.  [Scot.] 
 
  And  pu'd  the  gowans  fine.  --Burns. 
 
  2.  (Min.)  Decomposed  granite. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Goldin  \Gold"in\,  Golding  \Gold"ing\,  n.  (Bot.)  [From  the  golden 
  color  of  the  blossoms.] 
  A  conspicuous  yellow  flower,  commonly  the  corn  marigold 
  ({Chrysanthemum  segetum}).  [This  word  is  variously  corrupted 
  into  {gouland},  {gools},  {gowan},  etc.]