foxglove

noun fox·glove \ ˈfäks-ˌgləv \

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

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First Known Use of foxglove

before 12th century


FOXGLOVE Defined for English Language Learners

foxglove

noun

Definition of foxglove for English Language Learners

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


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foxglove

noun fox·glove \ ˈfäks-ˌgləv \

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


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