Definition of foxglove in English:

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foxglove

Pronunciation: /ˈfäksˌɡləv/

noun

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A tall Eurasian plant with erect spikes of flowers, typically pinkish-purple or white, shaped like the fingers of gloves. It is a source of the drug digitalis.
  • Genus Digitalis, family Scrophulariaceae: many species, in particular D. purpurea.
Example sentences
  • Plants that may require staking to hold their blooms high include Canterbury bells, hollyhocks, and verbascums, with foxgloves and delphiniums in the upper garden zones.
  • They also don't eat anemones, astilbes, junipers, foxgloves, daffodils, ferns, grasses and a whole host of things.
  • In partial shade, use balloon flowers as accent plants placed among foxgloves, hostas, or lamb's ears.

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Syllabification: fox·glove

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