Digitalis purpurea
Foxglove Fox"glove`, n. [AS. foxes-gl[=o]fa, foxes-cl[=o]fa,foxes-clife.] (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}. [1913 Webster]

Pan through the pastures oftentimes hath run To pluck the speckled foxgloves from their stem. --W. Browne. [1913 Webster]


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  • Digitalis purpurea — Digitalis Dig i*ta lis, n. [NL.: cf. F. digitale. So named (according to Linn[ae]us) from its finger shaped corolla.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of plants of the family {Schrophulariaceae}, including the foxglove. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) The dried leaves …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Digitalis purpurea —   Digital …   Wikipedia Español

  • Digitalis purpurea — This article is about the flowering plant. For the band, see Digitalis Purpurea (band). Digitalis purpurea Digitalis purpurea (Common Foxglove) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Digitalis purpurea — Digitale pourpre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Digitalis purpurea — Digitale pourpre Digitale pourpre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Digitalis purpurea — Roter Fingerhut Roter Fingerhut (Digitalis purpurea) Systematik Klasse: Dreifurchenpollen Zweikeimblättrige (Rosopsida) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Digitalis purpurea — fingerroot fingerroot n. tall leafy European biennial or perennial ({Digitalis purpurea}) having spectacular clusters of large tubular pink purple flowers; its leaves yield the drug digitalis and are poisonous to livestock. Syn: common foxglove,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Digitalis purpurea — fingerroot fingerroot n. tall leafy European biennial or perennial ({Digitalis purpurea}) having spectacular clusters of large tubular pink purple flowers; its leaves yield the drug digitalis and are poisonous to livestock. Syn: common foxglove,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Digitalis purpurea — paprastoji rusmenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Digitalis purpurea), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Digitalis purpurea angl. common foxglove;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Digitalis purpurea — digitalin dig i*ta lin, n. [Cf. F. digitaline.] (a) (Medicine, Pharmacy) Any one of several extracts of foxglove ({Digitalis}), as the French extract, the German extract, etc., which differ among themselves in composition and properties. Both… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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