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sowens

[soh-uh nz, soo-] /ˈsoʊ ənz, ˈsu-/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Scot., Irish English
1.
porridge made from oat bran or husks that have been soaked in water, slightly fermented, and then boiled.
Origin of sowens
1575-1585
1575-85; < Scots Gaelic sùghan, derivative of sùgh sap
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sowens

/ˈsəʊənz; ˈsuː-/
noun
1.
(Scot) a pudding made from oatmeal husks steeped and boiled
Word Origin
C16: from Scottish Gaelic sùghan, from sùfgh sap; related to Old High German sūgan to suck
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