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Gowan

A daisy; a perennial plant or flower.

The ewe-gowan is the common daisy, apparently denominated from the ewe, as being frequently in pastures fed on by sheep.

“Some bit waefu' love story, enough to make the pinks anthe ewe-gowans blush to the very lip.” —Brownie of Bodsbeck, i. 215.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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