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

Definition of verbascum in English:

noun (plural verbascums)

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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