Scot. any yellow or white field flower; esp., the English daisy
Origin of gowan; from 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; akin to Old Norse gullinn, golden, from gull, gold; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
Scots, from Gaelic.