Definition of Moth mullein

1. Noun. European mullein with smooth leaves and large yellow or purplish flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America.

Exact synonyms: Verbascum Blattaria
Generic synonyms: Flannel Leaf, Mullein, Velvet Plant



Lexicographical Neighbors of Moth Mullein

moten
motes
motesanib
motet
motets
motett
motetts
motey
moth
moth-eaten
moth-eaten alopecia
moth-er
moth-resistant
moth bean
moth miller
moth mullein (current term)
moth orchid
moth patch
moth plant
mothball
mothballed
mothballing
mothbally
mothed
mothen
mother's boy
mother's daughter
mother's line

Literary usage of Moth mullein

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Life-zone Indicators in California by Harvey Monroe Hall, Marcos Sastre, William Hamilton Gibson, Joseph Grinnell (1919)
"This wiry spire of the pretty moth-mullein beset with its globular pods; these brown catkins of the rib-grass plantain ; this feathery sprig of ..."

2. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"BLATTARIA, Moth-mullein. The Characters are ; Tie Leaves are placed alternately ... Moth-mullein with a Leaf of common Mullein, and a large yellow Flower. ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"One kind of mullein is called moth-mullein (Verbascum ... Herbe aux mites, moth- mullein;' Cot This renders very plausible the suggestion (in ..."

4. Life-zone Indicators in California by Harvey Monroe Hall, Marcos Sastre, William Hamilton Gibson, Joseph Grinnell (1919)
"This wiry spire of the pretty moth-mullein beset with its globular pods; these brown catkins of the rib-grass plantain ; this feathery sprig of ..."

5. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"BLATTARIA, Moth-mullein. The Characters are ; Tie Leaves are placed alternately ... Moth-mullein with a Leaf of common Mullein, and a large yellow Flower. ..."

6. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"One kind of mullein is called moth-mullein (Verbascum ... Herbe aux mites, moth- mullein;' Cot This renders very plausible the suggestion (in ..."

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