Fox"glove` (?), n. [AS. foxes-glfa, 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, both as a sedative and diuretic. See Digitalis.

Pan through the pastures oftentimes hath run To pluck the speckled foxgloves from their stem. W. Browne.


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