foxglove

noun
fox·​glove | \ ˈfäks-ˌgləv How to pronounce foxglove (audio) \

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

Examples of foxglove in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some flowering plants, such as foxglove, oleander, lily of the valley and rhododendrons (such as azaleas), can lead to cardiac failure or cause diarrhea and vomiting if dogs ingest them. Washington Post, 4 May 2022 Chinese foxglove - Rehmannia elata is a perennial from China that should do well in most of our state, but perhaps a little iffy in the northern tier. Arkansas Online, 1 May 2022 The pollinator garden is 5 feet by 12 feet and now contains monarda (bee balm), crocosmia, delphinium, foxglove, lupine, phlox, columbine, stiff goldenrod, liatris, Black-eyed Susan, and butterfly weed. Judy Hake, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 17 Apr. 2021 Camelot foxglove, both Louisiana Super Plants, are best for our area. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, 25 Nov. 2020 This group primarily includes hollyhock, delphinium, columbine and foxglove. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, 25 Nov. 2020 Classic poisons like hemlock, nightshade, aconite, foxglove, opium, and strychnine were used to treat a range of ails, from the humble head cold to heart conditions, and even worn as makeup. Meg Neal, Popular Mechanics, 4 Oct. 2020 Also, flowers that are almost tube-shape (such as foxglove) are popular with hummingbirds, because they're perfectly shaped for their long beaks. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 June 2020 Phlox, hollyhock, foxglove, lantana, and butterfly bush are all good choices. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of foxglove

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2022

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“Foxglove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foxglove. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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foxglove

noun
fox·​glove | \ ˈfäks-ˌgləv How to pronounce foxglove (audio) \

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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