- velvet plant
- flannel leaf
Other Word Forms of Mullein
Origin of Mullein
14th century; Middle English moleyne, from Anglo-Norman moleine, from mol "˜soft'. The name evokes the plant's fluffy, downy leaves, also apparent in synonyms, such as feltwort, flannel leaf, and velvet plant.
Middle English moleine from Anglo-Norman probably from mol soft from Latin mollis moil
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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