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Any of several plants with velvety hairs on the leaves, such as mullein or the ornamental houseplant Gynura aurantiaca, a vine native to Java.
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|Noun||1.||velvet plant - 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
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
|2.||velvet plant - Javanese foliage plant grown for their handsome velvety leaves with violet-purple hairs|
houseplant - any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes
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