Definition of verbascum in US English:

verbascum

noun

  • A plant of a genus that comprises the mulleins.

    Genus Verbascum, family Scrophulariaceae

    • ‘Perennials, mostly old-fashioned types like cottage pinks, monarda, and verbascum, are another specialty.’
    • ‘In mild climates in fall, most nurseries sell delphiniums, foxgloves, and verbascum.’
    • ‘Plants that may require staking to hold their blooms high include Canterbury bells, hollyhocks, and verbascums.’
    • ‘The yellow flower spikes of a dwarf mullein or verbascum.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Latin, literally ‘mullein’.

Pronunciation

verbascum

/vərˈbaskəm/