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Mullein   Listen

Any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers.  Synonyms: flannel leaf, velvet plant.

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"Mullein" Quotes from Famous Books

... left out of the conversation, had apparently determined to amuse himself in his own way. He had meandered back and forth across the road, as was shown by the serpentine character of his tracks; now, catching sight of a tempting stalk of mullein by the fence, he had walked across the gutter and was just stretching his head forward to seize the coveted morsel, when Mrs. Adams interrupted him. Her first impulse was to draw him back, but kinder feelings prevailed, and she bent forward to give him the full ...
— Half a Dozen Girls • Anna Chapin Ray

... shook on the hill; And the mullein-stalks tilted each lance; And the sun behind Rapalye's mill Was my uttermost West, and could thrill Like ...
— Complete Poetical Works of Bret Harte • Bret Harte

... a plant sufficiently common in this island, and as we have but one species, and that so generally known, I should have thought it superfluous either to figure or describe it; had I not more than once seen the leaves of Mullein[1] gathered for those of Foxglove. On the continent of Europe too, other species are found, and I have been informed that our species is very rare in some parts of Germany, existing only by means of ...
— An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses - With Practical Remarks on Dropsy and Other Diseases • William Withering

Words linked to "Mullein" :   Verbascum, Verbascum thapsus, herb, herbaceous plant, Verbascum phoeniceum, Aaron's rod, Verbascum lychnitis, torch, Verbascum blattaria, genus Verbascum

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