foxglove
noun Date: before 12th century any of a genus (Digitalis) of erect herbs of the snapdragon family; especially a common European biennial or perennial (D. purpurea) cultivated for its showy racemes of dotted white or purple tubular flowers and as a source of digitalis

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foxglove — O.E. foxes glofa; the reason for FOX (Cf. fox) is uncertain. Cf. O.E. foxesfot ( fox foot ) xiphion; foxesclate burdock …   Etymology dictionary

  • foxglove — ► NOUN ▪ a tall plant with erect spikes of typically pinkish purple flowers shaped like the fingers of gloves …   English terms dictionary

  • foxglove — [fäks′gluv΄] n. [ME foxes glove < OE foxes glofa, fox s glove] DIGITALIS …   English World dictionary

  • foxglove — /foks gluv /, n. any Eurasian plant belonging to the genus Digitalis, of the figwort family, esp. D. purpurea, having drooping, tubular, purple or white flowers on tall spikes, and leaves that are the source of digitalis in medicine. [bef. 1000;… …   Universalium

  • foxglove — 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)

  • foxglove — UK [ˈfɒksˌɡlʌv] / US [ˈfɑksˌɡlʌv] noun [countable] Word forms foxglove : singular foxglove plural foxgloves a tall plant with purple or white flowers shaped like bells …   English dictionary

  • foxglove — [[t]fɒ̱ksglʌv[/t]] foxgloves N VAR A foxglove is a tall plant that has pink or white flowers shaped like bells growing up its stem …   English dictionary

  • foxglove — /ˈfɒksglʌv/ (say foksgluv) noun any plant of the genus Digitalis, especially D. purpurea, the common foxglove, a native of Europe, bearing drooping, tubular, purple or white flowers, and leaves that are used medicinally. See digitalis. {Middle… …   Australian English dictionary

  • foxglove — rusmenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių (Scrophulariaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Digitalis). atitikmenys: lot. Digitalis angl. foxglove vok. Fingerhut rus. наперстянка lenk. naparstnica; naparstnik …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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