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Symbol: GOHI2 Group: Dicot Family: Rhamnaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: HI    N Synonyms:   GOCU Gouania cucullata H. St. John   GOFA Gouania faurieri H. St. John   GOLY Gouania lydgatei H. St. John   GOMA Gouania mannii H. St. John   GOPI Gouania pilata H. St. John   GORE3 Gouania remyi H. St. John...

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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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