velvet plant

noun
1. any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers
Syn: ↑mullein, ↑flannel leaf
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Verbascum, ↑genus Verbascum
2. Javanese foliage plant grown for their handsome velvety leaves with violet-purple hairs
Hypernyms: ↑houseplant
Member Holonyms: ↑Gynura, ↑genus Gynura

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noun
2. also velvet tree : a Javanese foliage plant (Gynura aurantiaca) with handsome velvety leaves with violet-purple hairs

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1. a composite plant, Gynura aurantiaca, native to the Old World tropics, having leaves and stems covered with dense, velvety, purple hairs and often cultivated as a houseplant. Cf. purple passion.
2. the common mullein, Verbascum thapsus.

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