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Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


cowish ‎(uncountable)

  1. An umbelliferous plant (Peucedanum cous) with edible tuberous roots, found in Oregon, USA.

Etymology 2[edit]

cow +‎ -ish


cowish ‎(comparative more cowish, superlative most cowish)

  1. timorous; fearful; cowardly
    It is the cowish terror of his spirit, That dares not undertake - Shakespeare, King Lear, IV, ii

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.