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foxglove

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noun fox·glove \ˈfäks-ˌgləv\

Simple Definition of foxglove

  • : a tall plant that has many white or purple bell-shaped flowers growing on its stem

Full Definition of foxglove

  1. :  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

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of foxglove

before 12th century


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foxglove

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noun fox·glove \ˈfäks-ˌgləv\

Medical Definition of foxglove

  1. :  any plant of the genus Digitalis; 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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