foxglove

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From Middle English fox-glove, foxes glove, from Old English foxes glōfa (foxglove), surface analysis as fox +‎ glove.

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foxglove (plural foxgloves)

foxglove
  1. 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.
    • 1908, Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, New York: Frederick Warne & Co., [1]
      Jemima alighted rather heavily, and began to waddle about in search of a convenient dry nesting-place. She rather fancied a tree-stump amongst some tall fox-gloves.

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