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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See mullein.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Javanese foliage plant grown for their handsome velvety leaves with violet-purple hairs
  • n. any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers

Etymologies

From its dense, velvety hairs.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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