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mul·lein

 (mŭl′ən)
n.
Any of various Eurasian plants of the genus Verbascum of the figwort family, especially V. thapsus, naturalized in North America, having a tall spike of yellow flowers and leaves covered with dense woolly down.

[Middle English moleine, from Anglo-Norman, probably from mol, soft, from Latin mollis; see moil.]
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mullein

(ˈmʌlɪn) or

mullen

n
(Plants) any of various European herbaceous plants of the scrophulariaceous genus Verbascum, such as V. thapsus (common mullein or Aaron's rod), typically having tall spikes of yellow flowers and broad hairy leaves. See also Aaron's rod
[C15: from Old French moleine, probably from Old French mol soft, from Latin mollis]
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mul•lein

or mul•len

(ˈmʌl ən)

n.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Verbascum, of the figwort family, native to the Old World.
[1325–75; Middle English moleine < Anglo-French, perhaps derivative of mol soft < Latin mollis]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mullein - any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowersmullein - any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Verbascum, Verbascum - genus of coarse herbs and subshrubs mostly with woolly leaves
moth mullein, Verbascum blattaria - European mullein with smooth leaves and large yellow or purplish flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America
Verbascum lychnitis, white mullein - densely hairy Eurasian herb with racemose white flowers; naturalized in North America
purple mullein, Verbascum phoeniceum - Eurasian mullein with showy purple or pink flowers
Aaron's rod, common mullein, flannel mullein, great mullein, Verbascum thapsus, woolly mullein, torch - tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
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Translations

mullein

n (bot) gordolobo
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