Gowan — Things in Scots #11

Hi all 😁 and welcome to December’s project: Things in Scots. This month I am collaborating with my wife, Susan (☜ follow this link to see her post), and we’ll be posting daily — Things in Scots (great title eh? πŸ˜‚).

Gowan (daisy) is today’s Things in Scots. Gowan is the overall general name for daisy’s but there are different names for sub-species.

Horse gowan (ox-eye daisy)

Horse gowan by Jez Braithwaite
Horse Gowan

White Gowan (large daisy)

White Gowan by Jez Braithwaite
White Gowan


All the Scots words for these posts are taken from The Concise English-Scots Dictionary, by the Scottish National Dictionary Association. The words chosen will be the generally accepted term, but as in all languages there are regional variations, as well as sub-species variations. For example, an owl is generally known as a hoolet in Scots, but an ool in Shetland & the NE. A barn owl is a white hoolet & a long eared owl, a hornnie hoolet.

As we do these posts, we’re learning as well; so we apologise in advance for any mistakes ☺️

If any of you out there have a burning desire to know the Scots word for anything πŸ€”, please let us know!

Hae a guid day 😁

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