mullein

or mul·len

[ muhl-uh n ]
/ ˈmʌl ən /

noun

any of various plants belonging to the genus Verbascum, of the figwort family, native to the Old World, especially V. thapsus, a tall plant with woolly leaves and a dense spike of yellow flowers.
any of several similar plants.

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Origin of mullein

1325–75; Middle English moleine < Anglo-French, perhaps derivative of mol soft < Latin mollis

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mullein

mullen

/ (ˈmʌlɪn) /

noun

any of various European herbaceous plants of the scrophulariaceous genus Verbascum, such as V. thapsus (common mullein or Aaron's rod), typically having tall spikes of yellow flowers and broad hairy leavesSee also Aaron's rod

Word Origin for mullein

C15: from Old French moleine, probably from Old French mol soft, from Latin mollis
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