: a genus of coarse widely distributed herbs (family Scrophulariaceae) having large often woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow, white, or purplish flowers with a rotate corolla and five perfect stamens see mullein

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New Latin, from Latin, mullein

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“Verbascum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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