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2012-06-14 11:54:31

Symbol: PUTEL Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N GL    N SPM    N Synonyms:   PHLA14 Phippsia langeana (Berlin) Á. Löve & D. Löve   PUDIM Puccinellia distans (Jacq.) Parl. var. minor (S. Watson) B. Boivin  ...

Campanula rotundifolia L bluebell bellflower
2012-06-18 08:06:31

Symbol: CARO2 Group: Dicot Family: Campanulaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N GL    N SPM    N Synonyms:   CAAL19 Campanula alaskana (A. Gray) W. Wight ex J.P. Anderson   CADU9 Campanula dubia A. DC.   CAGI15 Campanula gieseckiana Vest ex Schult....

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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