Scot. any yellow or white field flower; esp., the English daisy
Origin of gowanfrom obsolete gollan, yellow flower from Middle English from or akin to Old Norse goll, gold
A yellow or white wildflower, especially a daisy.
Origin of gowanProbably alteration of Middle English gollan a plant with yellow flowers Old Norse gullinn golden from gull gold ; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
Scots, from Gaelic.