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vel'vet plant"




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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