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A yellow or white wildflower, especially a daisy.
[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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(Plants) Scot any of various yellow or white flowers growing in fields, esp the common daisy
[C16: variant of gollan, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse gullin golden]
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n. Chiefly Scot.
any of various yellow or white field flowers, esp. the English daisy.
[1560–70; earlier gollan < Old Norse gollinn golden]
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