Verbascum thapsus

Verbascum thapsus
Adam Ad"am, n. 1. The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race. [1913 Webster]

2. (As a symbol) ``Original sin;'' human frailty. [1913 Webster]

And whipped the offending Adam out of him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Adam's ale}, water. [Coll.]

{Adam's apple}.

1. (Bot.) (a) A species of banana ({Musa paradisiaca}). It attains a height of twenty feet or more. --Paxton. (b) A species of lime ({Citris limetta}).

2. The projection formed by the thyroid cartilage in the neck. It is particularly prominent in males, and is so called from a notion that it was caused by the forbidden fruit (an apple) sticking in the throat of our first parent.

{Adam's flannel} (Bot.), the mullein ({Verbascum thapsus}).

{Adam's needle} (Bot.), the popular name of a genus ({Yucca}) of liliaceous plants. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Verbascum Thapsus — 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

  • Verbascum Thapsus — Hig taper Hig ta per, n. [Cf. {Hag taper}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Verbascum} ({Verbascum Thapsus}); the common mullein. [Also {high taper} and {hag taper}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Verbascum Thapsus — Hag taper Hag ta per ( t[=a] p[ e]r), n. [Cf. 1st {Hag}, and {Hig taper}.] (Bot.) The great woolly mullein ({Verbascum Thapsus}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Verbascum thapsus — ID 87331 Symbol Key VETH Common Name common mullein Family Scrophulariaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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