Foxglove meaning

fŏks'glŭv'
Any of several herbs of the genus Digitalis, especially D. purpurea of Europe and northern Africa, having a long cluster of large, tubular, pinkish-purple flowers and leaves that are the source of the drug digitalis.
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Any of several herbs of the genus Digitalis, especially D. purpurea of Europe and northern Africa, having a long cluster of large, tubular, pinkish-purple flowers and leaves that are the source of the drug digitalis.
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(botany) Digitalis, a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous biennials native to the Old World, certain of which are prized for their showy flowers. The drug digitalis or digoxin was first isolated from the plant.
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Origin of foxglove

  • From the resemblance of its flowers to the fingers of a glove
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From fox +‎ glove.
    From Wiktionary