moth mullein

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noun

a weedy, European mullein, Verbascum blattaria, of the figwort family, having lance-shaped leaves and loose spikes of white or yellow flowers.

Nearby words

  1. mote spoon,
  2. motel,
  3. motet,
  4. moth,
  5. moth bean,
  6. moth orchid,
  7. moth-eaten,
  8. mothball,
  9. mothballs,
  10. mother

Origin of moth mullein

First recorded in 1570–80; from its mothlike appearance

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