foxglove NOUN a tall plant with erect spikes of typically pinkish-purple flowers shaped like the fingers of gloves.

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  • Foxglove — Fox glove , n. [AS. foxes gl[=o]fa, foxes cl[=o]fa,foxes clife.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Digitalis}. The common English foxglove ({Digitalis purpurea}) is a handsome perennial or biennial plant, whose leaves are used as a powerful medicine …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foxglove — O.E. foxes glofa; the reason for FOX (Cf. fox) is uncertain. Cf. O.E. foxesfot ( fox foot ) xiphion; foxesclate burdock …   Etymology dictionary

  • foxglove — [fäks′gluv΄] n. [ME foxes glove < OE foxes glofa, fox s glove] DIGITALIS …   English World dictionary

  • foxglove — /foks gluv /, n. any Eurasian plant belonging to the genus Digitalis, of the figwort family, esp. D. purpurea, having drooping, tubular, purple or white flowers on tall spikes, and leaves that are the source of digitalis in medicine. [bef. 1000;… …   Universalium

  • foxglove — paprastoji rusmenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Digitalis purpurea), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Digitalis purpurea angl. common foxglove;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • foxglove — UK [ˈfɒksˌɡlʌv] / US [ˈfɑksˌɡlʌv] noun [countable] Word forms foxglove : singular foxglove plural foxgloves a tall plant with purple or white flowers shaped like bells …   English dictionary

  • foxglove — [[t]fɒ̱ksglʌv[/t]] foxgloves N VAR A foxglove is a tall plant that has pink or white flowers shaped like bells growing up its stem …   English dictionary

  • foxglove — /ˈfɒksglʌv/ (say foksgluv) noun any plant of the genus Digitalis, especially D. purpurea, the common foxglove, a native of Europe, bearing drooping, tubular, purple or white flowers, and leaves that are used medicinally. See digitalis. {Middle… …  

  • foxglove — rusmenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių (Scrophulariaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Digitalis). atitikmenys: lot. Digitalis angl. foxglove vok. Fingerhut rus. наперстянка lenk. naparstnica; naparstnik …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Foxglove (disambiguation) — Foxglove is a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and biennials.Foxglove may also refer to:* False foxglove, a genus of about 70 species * Foxglove (DC Comics), a fictional character from the Sandman graphic novelsee also* …   Wikipedia

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