foxglove

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From 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.

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