Definition of Great mullein
1. Noun. Tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches.
Generic synonyms: Flannel Leaf, Mullein, Velvet Plant
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Literary usage of Great mullein
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1. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1907)
"The flower, whose two long stamens and pistil protrude as from the great mullein's blossom, and whose filaments are tufted with violet wool ..."
2. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"great mullein. N. 0. Scrophulariaceae. Tincture of fresh plant at the commencement of ... The thick woolly leaves of V. thapsus, the great mullein, ..."
3. The Sylvan Year: Leaves from the Note-book of Raoul Dubois by Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1876)
"The great mullein sprouts handsomely in April, with his fine large cottony leaves, and it is a pleasure to meet with him again when we remember his summer ..."