American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several herbs of the genus Digitalis, especially D. purpurea of Europe, having a long cluster of large, tubular, pinkish-purple flowers and leaves that are the source of the drug digitalis.
- n. Any of several related plants.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common ornamental flowering plant of gardens, Digitalis purpurea, a native of Europe, where it is found in hilly and especially rocky subalpine localities. It has large tubular-campanulate flowers in long terminal racemes, and is one of the most stately and beautiful of European plants. The flowers are purple or sometimes white or rose-colored. The plant has valuable medicinal properties as a sedative and diuretic. See
- n. The name in Jamaica of species of Phytolacca.
- n. One of several plants of other genera.
- n. The pitcher-plant, Sarracenia purpurea.
- n. The trumpet-creeper, Campsis radicans.
- n. botany Digitalis, a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous biennials native to the Old World, certain of which are prized for their showy flowers. The drug digitalis or digoxin was first isolated from the plant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Digitalis. The common English foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is a handsome perennial or biennial plant, whose leaves are used as a powerful medicine, both as a sedative and diuretic. See digitalis.
- n. any of several plants of the genus Digitalis
- From fox + glove. (Wiktionary)
- From the resemblance of its flowers to the fingers of a glove. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I love columbine and foxglove is one of my favourite wild flowers.”
“The name foxglove is a corruption of the term folk’s glove, meaning the wee folk, one of the many monikers given to the fairies over the ages.”
“The foxglove, which is guilty of only sly, petty larceny, wears not the equivalent of the striped suit and the shaved head; nor does the mistletoe, which steals crude food from the tree, but still digests it itself, and is therefore only a dingy yellowish green.”
“Brangwyn's clever treatment of zoölogical and botanical detail is well shown in flowers in the foreground, such as foxglove and freesia, and the graceful forms of a pair of pinkish flamingoes.”
“During our ride we found also a yellow kind of foxglove, and some pretty little wild flowers.”
“Other plants, such as foxglove or the opium poppy, can have strong effects in humans if the whole plant is eaten, or a simple tea is prepared from them.”
“A WildLands Seed Team collects and catalogs plants with names like blazing star, orange puccoon, squaw weed and eared false foxglove.”
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“Note—Peg told me that several days ago the queen miscarried; they eased her pain with mugwort and foxglove, and she is now recovering.”
“I think the water droplets on the foxglove are well balanced!!!!!”
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