sowens

sowens

[soh-uhnz, soo-]
noun (used with a singular verb) Scot., Irish English.
porridge made from oat bran or husks that have been soaked in water, slightly fermented, and then boiled.

Origin:
1575–85; < Scots Gaelic sùghan, derivative of sùgh sap

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sowens (ˈsəʊənz, ˈsuː-)
 
n
(Scot) a pudding made from oatmeal husks steeped and boiled
 
[C16: from Scottish Gaelic sùghan, from sùfgh sap; related to Old High German sūgan to suck]

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