Moth mullein
Moth Moth, n.; pl. {Moths} (m[o^]thz). [OE. mothe, AS. mo[eth][eth]e; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. {Mad}, n., {Mawk}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the butterflies; as, the luna moth; Io moth; hawk moth. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments, grain, etc.; as, the clothes moth; grain moth; bee moth. See these terms under {Clothes}, {Grain}, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of various other insects that destroy woolen and fur goods, etc., esp. the larv[ae] of several species of beetles of the genera {Dermestes} and {Anthrenus}. Carpet moths are often the larv[ae] of {Anthrenus}. See {Carpet beetle}, under {Carpet}, {Dermestes}, {Anthrenus}. [1913 Webster]

4. Anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing. [1913 Webster]

{Moth blight} (Zo["o]l.), any plant louse of the genus {Aleurodes}, and related genera. They are injurious to various plants.

{Moth gnat} (Zo["o]l.), a dipterous insect of the genus {Bychoda}, having fringed wings.

{Moth hunter} (Zo["o]l.), the goatsucker.

{Moth miller} (Zo["o]l.), a clothes moth. See {Miller}, 3, (a) .

{Moth mullein} (Bot.), a common herb of the genus {Verbascum} ({Verbascum Blattaria}), having large wheel-shaped yellow or whitish flowers. [1913 Webster]


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  • Moth mullein — Mullein Mul lein, n. [OE. moleyn, AS. molegn.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Verbascum}. They are tall herbs having coarse leaves, and large flowers in dense spikes. The common species, with densely woolly leaves, is {Verbascum Thapsus}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moth mullein — plikalapė tūbė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Verbascum blattaria angl. moth mullein vok. echtes Schabenkraut; Motten Königskerze; Schaben Königskerze rus. коровяк тараканий lenk. dziewanna rdzawa …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • moth mullein — noun European mullein with smooth leaves and large yellow or purplish flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America • Syn: ↑Verbascum blattaria • Hypernyms: ↑mullein, ↑flannel leaf, ↑velvet plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • moth mullein — a weedy, European mullein, Verbascum blattaria, of the figwort family, having lance shaped leaves and loose spikes of white or yellow flowers. [1570 80; from its mothlike appearance] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mullein — Wavyleaf Mullein (Verbascum sinuatum) Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Mullein — Mul lein, n. [OE. moleyn, AS. molegn.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Verbascum}. They are tall herbs having coarse leaves, and large flowers in dense spikes. The common species, with densely woolly leaves, is {Verbascum Thapsus}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mullein foxglove — Mullein Mul lein, n. [OE. moleyn, AS. molegn.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Verbascum}. They are tall herbs having coarse leaves, and large flowers in dense spikes. The common species, with densely woolly leaves, is {Verbascum Thapsus}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moth — Moth, n.; pl. {Moths} (m[o^]thz). [OE. mothe, AS. mo[eth][eth]e; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. {Mad}, n., {Mawk}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moth blight — Moth Moth, n.; pl. {Moths} (m[o^]thz). [OE. mothe, AS. mo[eth][eth]e; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. {Mad}, n., {Mawk}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moth gnat — Moth Moth, n.; pl. {Moths} (m[o^]thz). [OE. mothe, AS. mo[eth][eth]e; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. {Mad}, n., {Mawk}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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