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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Scots A yellow or white wildflower, especially the Old World daisy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The common daisy.
  • n. Decomposed granite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The daisy, or mountain daisy.
  • n. Decomposed granite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Scotland, one of several different yellow flowers, as the dandelion, the common marigold, the hawkweed, the globe-flower, etc., but generally the daisy, Bellis perennis. Also gowlan.
  • n. The dandelion.


Probably 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.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Scots, from Gaelic. (Wiktionary)



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