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moth mullein

a weedy, European mullein, Verbascum blattaria, of the figwort family, having lance-shaped leaves and loose spikes of white or yellow flowers.
Origin of moth mullein
First recorded in 1570-80; from its mothlike appearance Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It seems to flourish in the waste places, while both the moth mullein and the common mullein are close companions.

    Woodcraft Alan Douglas
  • That the moth mullein is of no use except that it will attract moths wherever it is laid.

    The Old English Herbals Eleanour Sinclair Rohde

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