Foxglove

Fox"glove`

(?), n. [AS. foxes-glfa, foxes-clfa,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.
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Pan through the pastures oftentimes hath run
To pluck the speckled foxgloves from their stem.
W. Browne.
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