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tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches Aaron's rod , common mullein , flannel mullein , great mullein , torch , Verbascum thapsus , woolly mullein
tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus Abelmoschus esculentus , gumbo , Hibiscus esculentus , lady's-finger , okra , okra plant
tall timber tree of central and southern Europe having a regular crown and grey bark Abies alba , Christmas tree , European silver fir
medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tiers; leaves smell of orange when crushed Abies amabilis , amabilis fir , Christmas tree , Pacific silver fir , red silver fir , white fir
medium to tall fir of central to western United States having a narrow erect crown and soft wood Abies concolor , Abies lowiana , California white fir , Colorado fir , white fir
medium-tall timber tree of the Rocky Mountains having a narrowly conic to columnar crown Abies lasiocarpa , Alpine fir , subalpine fir
tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States Abutilon theophrasti , butter-print , China jute , Indian mallow , velvet-leaf , velvetleaf , velvetweed
tall Australian acacia yielding highly valued black timber Acacia melanoxylon , lightwood
tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East Afghan , Afghan hound
tall large-horned humped cattle of South Africa; used for meat or draft Africander
tall timber tree of New Zealand having white straight-grained wood Agathis australis , kauri , kaury
widely cultivated American monocarpic plant with greenish-white flowers on a tall stalk; blooms only after ten to twenty years and then dies Agave americana , American agave
tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber agave , American aloe , century plant
tall evergreen of the Pacific coast of North America often cultivated for ornament Alaska cedar , Chamaecyparis nootkatensis , Nootka cypress , yellow cedar , yellow cypress
tall perennial grass that spreads by creeping rhizomes and is grown for fodder; naturalized in southern United States where it is a serious pest on cultivated land Aleppa grass , evergreen millet , Johnson grass , means grass , Sorghum halapense , Sorghum halepense
coarse Old World perennial having a large bulb and tall stalk of greenish purple-tinged flowers; widely naturalized Allium ampeloprasum , kurrat , Levant garlic , wild leek
tall timber tree with hard heavy pinkish or light brown wood alpine ash , Eucalyptus delegatensis , mountain oak
tall showy tropical American annual having hairy stems and long spikes of usually red flowers above leaves deeply flushed with purple; seeds often used as cereal Amaranthus cruentus , Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys , Amaranthus hybridus hypochondriacus , gentleman's-cane , prince's-feather , prince's-plume , purple amaranth , red amaranth
any of various tall perennial herbs constituting the genus Frasera; widely distributed in warm dry upland areas of California, Oregon, and Washington American columbo , American gentian , columbo , deer's-ear , deer's-ears , pyramid plant
tall-growing pine of eastern North America; bark is brown with longitudinal fissures when mature; valued as a timber tree American white pine , eastern white pine , Pinus strobus , weymouth pine
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