1. mullein

noun. any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers.


  • great mullein
  • herb
  • Aaron's rod
  • white mullein
  • velvet plant
  • genus Verbascum
  • Verbascum thapsus
  • woolly mullein
  • Verbascum
  • purple mullein
  • flannel mullein
  • Verbascum phoeniceum
  • Verbascum lychnitis
  • torch
  • herbaceous plant
  • flannel leaf
  • common mullein
  • Verbascum blattaria

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Sentences with mullein

1. Noun, singular or mass
Roll up mullein leaves into cigarette paper or place them in a pipe and smoke the herb to treat congestion in your lungs.

2. Adjective
Use 3 g of mullein herb daily as an expectorant, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

3. Existential there
Classified as a sedative, mullein is thought by smokers to have a euphoric effect.

4. Noun, plural
Reduce the chance of common mullein seed germination by planting the bare ground nearby mullein plants with vigorous native grasses or other plants that germinate readily.

5. Foreign word
In year two, mullein sends up an 8-foot-tall flower stalk, flowers and dies.