genus Digitalis

noun
genus of Eurasian herbs having alternate leaves and racemes of showy bell-shaped flowers
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Meronyms: ↑foxglove, ↑digitalis

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  • digitalis — [dij΄i tal′is; ] also [, dij′itā′lis] n. [ModL, foxglove < L digitalis, belonging to the finger < digitus, a finger, DIGIT: so named (1542) by L. Fuchs (see FUCHSIA), from its thimblelike flowers, after the Ger name fingerhut, thimble] 1.… …   English World dictionary

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  • Digitalis purpurea — This article is about the flowering plant. For the band, see Digitalis Purpurea (band). Digitalis purpurea Digitalis purpurea (Common Foxglove) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • digitalis — /dij i tal is, tay lis/, n. 1. any plant belonging to the genus Digitalis, of the figwort family, esp. the common foxglove, D. purpurea. 2. the dried leaves of the foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, used in medicine as a heart stimulant. [1655 65; <… …   Universalium

  • digitalis — /dɪdʒəˈtaləs / (say dijuh tahluhs) noun 1. any plant of the genus Digitalis, especially the common foxglove, D. purpurea. 2. the dried leaves of the common foxglove, used in medicine, especially as a heart stimulant. {New Latin, the genus name… …   Australian English dictionary

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