Definition of verbascum in English:

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Pronunciation: /vərˈbaskəm/


A plant of a genus that comprises the mulleins.
  • Genus Verbascum, family Scrophulariaceae.
Example sentences
  • Plants that may require staking to hold their blooms high include Canterbury bells, hollyhocks, and verbascums.
  • 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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Syllabification: ver·bas·cum

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