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 for gowan
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gowan \Gow"an\, n. [Scot., fr. Gael. gugan bud, flower, daisy.]
     1. The daisy, or mountain daisy. [Scot.]
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              And pu'd the gowans fine.             --Burns.
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     2. (Min.) Decomposed granite.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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