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Eupomatia
2014-02-10 09:02:13

Eupomatia is a genus of flowering shrub that contains 3 recorded species known to science. They belong to the ancient Eupomatiaceae family. Eupomatia are hermaphroditic trees or shrubs with simple green leaves. They produce ivory or red and yellow flowers that measure 1.2 to 1.6 inches in diameter. The fruit it produces is a fleshy berry. This fruit is popular in traditional Australian...

Fire Fern Cycas armstrongii
2014-01-30 07:36:33

Cycas armstrongii is a species of cycad plant also referred to as “Fire fern”. The species belongs to the Cycadaceae family. The Cycas armstrongii species can be found in northwest Australia, specifically in the Northern Territory from the Fississ River to the Arnhem Highway. The species gets its name from the well known plant collector, John Francis Armstrong. Cycas armstrongii have...

Queensland Bottle Tree Brachychiton rupestris
2009-04-28 14:15:07

Brachychiton rupestris or the Queensland Bottle Tree is a member of the Malvaceae family, although it was originally classified in the Sterculiaceae family. This deciduous tree is indigenous to Queensland, Australia and is best known for its distended swollen trunk shaped like a bottle which allows it to thrive in drought conditions, a variety of soil conditions and temperatures. Growing up...

Illawara Flame Tree Brachychiton acerifolius
2009-04-28 13:43:42

The Illawara Flame Tree (Brachychiton acerifolius) also generally called a Kurrajong is a large tree indigenous to the eastern coast of Australia in the subtropical areas. Best known for its crimson tubular flowers that when leafless, covers the entire tree. In its natural habitat, the tree can reach heights of 131 feet. Famed for its beauty and because it is tolerant of moderate climates...

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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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