Definition of verbascum in English:


Line breaks: ver|bas¦cum
Pronunciation: /vəːˈbaskəm

noun (plural verbascums)

  • A plant of a genus that comprises the mulleins.
    • Genus Verbascum, family Scrophulariaceae
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    • 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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