hig-taper
Torchwort Torch"wort`, n. (Bot.) The common mullein, the stalks of which, dipped in suet, anciently served for torches. Called also {torch}, and {hig-taper}. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • hig-taper — var. hag taper …   Useful english dictionary

  • hag-taper — 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

  • high-taper — 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

  • 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

  • hag's taper — ˈhagz noun also hagtaper ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ (plural hag s tapers also hagtapers) Etymology: alteration of earlier higgis taper, hickis taper, higtaper, from higgis, hickis, hig (origin unknown) + taper (candle) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • torch — Torchwort Torch wort , n. (Bot.) The common mullein, the stalks of which, dipped in suet, anciently served for torches. Called also {torch}, and {hig taper}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Torchwort — Torch wort , n. (Bot.) The common mullein, the stalks of which, dipped in suet, anciently served for torches. Called also {torch}, and {hig taper}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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