Etymology
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mullein (n.)

tall weed of the figwort family, used medicinally, late 14c., molein, from Anglo-French moleine (French moulaine), perhaps literally "the soft-leaved plant," from French mol "soft," from Latin mollis "soft" (from PIE root *mel- (1) "soft").

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Definitions of mullein

mullein (n.)
any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers;
Synonyms: flannel leaf / velvet plant
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