Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A yellow or white wildflower, especially a daisy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The dandelion.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Scot. The daisy, or mountain daisy.
  • noun (Min.) Decomposed granite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Northumbrian The common daisy.
  • noun mineralogy Decomposed granite.

Etymologies

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

[Probably alteration of Middle English gollan, a plant with yellow flowers; akin to Old Norse gullinn, golden, from gull, gold; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

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Scots, from Gaelic.

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