from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several plants of the genus Digitalis
From the resemblance of its flowers to the fingers of a glove.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From fox + glove. (Wiktionary)