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Symbol: ENIS Group: Monocot Family: Orchidaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: PR    N Synonyms:   EPBE2 Epidendrum belvederense Fawc. & Rendle   EPIST Epidendrum isochilum Rchb. f. var. tridens Rchb. f. Distribution: Encycliaisochila(Rchb. f.) D. Dod distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom  ...

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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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