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5 definitions found
 for Verbascum thapsus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hag-taper \Hag"-ta`per\ (-t[=a]`p[~e]r), n. [Cf. 1st Hag, and
     Hig-taper.] (Bot.)
     The great woolly mullein ({Verbascum Thapsus).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adam \Ad"am\, n.
     1. The name given in the Bible to the first man, the
        progenitor of the human race.
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     2. (As a symbol) "Original sin;" human frailty.
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              And whipped the offending Adam out of him. --Shak.
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     Adam's ale, water. [Coll.]
  
     Adam's apple.
  
     1. (Bot.)
        (a) A species of banana ({Musa paradisiaca). It attains a
            height of twenty feet or more. --Paxton.
        (b) A species of lime ({Citris limetta).
  
     2. The projection formed by the thyroid cartilage in the
        neck. It is particularly prominent in males, and is so
        called from a notion that it was caused by the forbidden
        fruit (an apple) sticking in the throat of our first
        parent.
  
     Adam's+flannel+(Bot.),+the+mullein+({Verbascum+thapsus">Adam's flannel (Bot.), the mullein ({Verbascum thapsus).
        
  
     Adam's+needle+(Bot.),+the+popular+name+of+a+genus+({Yucca">Adam's needle (Bot.), the popular name of a genus ({Yucca)
        of liliaceous plants.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mullein \Mul"lein\, n. [OE. moleyn, AS. molegn.] (Bot.)
     Any plant of the genus Verbascum. They are tall herbs
     having coarse leaves, and large flowers in dense spikes. The
     common species, with densely woolly leaves, is Verbascum
     Thapsus.
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     Moth mullein. See under Moth.
  
     Mullein+foxglove,+an+American+herb+({Seymeria+macrophylla">Mullein foxglove, an American herb ({Seymeria macrophylla)
        with coarse leaves and yellow tubular flowers with a
        spreading border.
  
     Petty mullein, the cowslip. --Dr. Prior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hig-taper \Hig"-ta`per\, n. [Cf. Hag-taper.] (Bot.)
     Verbascum+({Verbascum+Thapsus">A plant of the genus Verbascum ({Verbascum Thapsus); the
     common mullein. [Also high-taper and hag-taper.] Hijera

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Verbascum thapsus
      n 1: tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow
           flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in
           tallow for funeral torches [syn: common mullein, great
           mullein, Aaron's rod, flannel mullein, woolly
           mullein, torch, Verbascum thapsus]

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