moth mullein

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moth mullein European mullein with smooth leaves and large yellow or purplish flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Moth mullein (Bot) a common herb of the genus Verbascum Verbascum Blattaria), having large wheel-shaped yellow or whitish flowers.
    • Moth mullein See under Moth.
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Usage

In poetry:

The white moth-mullein brushed its slim
Cool, faery flowers against his knee;
In places where the way lay dim
The branches, arching suddenly,
Made tomblike mystery for him.
"Eidolons" by Madison Julius Cawein