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  • n. The common mullein.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The common mullein, the stalks of which, dipped in suet, anciently served for torches. Called also torch, and hig-taper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The mullen. Compare hag-taper.

Etymologies

torch +‎ wort, because in ancient times the stalks were dipped in suet and used as torches. (Wiktionary)

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