One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant of a genus that comprises the mulleins.
- ‘Plants that may require staking to hold their blooms high include Canterbury bells, hollyhocks, and verbascums.’
- ‘Perennials, mostly old-fashioned types like cottage pinks, monarda, and verbascum, are another specialty.’
- ‘The yellow flower spikes of a dwarf mullein or verbascum.’
- ‘In mild climates in fall, most nurseries sell delphiniums, foxgloves, and verbascum.’
Modern Latin, from Latin, literally ‘mullein’.
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