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foxglove


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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, 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foxglove 
  n  :  any  of  several  plants  of  the  genus  Digitalis  [syn:  {digitalis}] 




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