foxglove

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fox·glove

noun \ˈfäks-ˌgləv\

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

Full Definition of FOXGLOVE

:  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

First Known Use of FOXGLOVE

before 12th century

fox·glove

noun \ˈfäks-ˌgləv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FOXGLOVE

: 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

foxglove

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Foxglove (Digitalis)—Derek Fell

Any of about 20 species of herbaceous plants of the genus Digitalis, in the family Plantaginacea, especially D. purpurea, the common, or purple, foxglove. Native to Europe, the Mediterranean region, and the Canary Islands, foxgloves typically produce ovate to oblong leaves toward the lower part of the stem, which is capped by a tall, one-sided cluster of pendulous, bell-shaped, purple, yellow, or white flowers, often marked with spots within. D. purpurea is cultivated as the source of the heart-stimulating drug digitalis.

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