• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Sowans See Sowens.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sowans Same as sowens.
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In literature:

Indeed, that Taylor man will get a body can cook sowans anyway.
"The Turn of the Road" by Rutherford Mayne
Their supper consisted of boiled sowans, with a small accompaniment, on such occasions, as that of beer and bannock.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
In former times sowans or flummery was eaten instead of pancakes.
"Ulster Folklore" by Elizabeth Andrews
Then came a sowans pudding.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. V (of VI)" by Louis Creswicke