Meaning of “foxglove” in the English Dictionary


"foxglove" in English

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foxglovenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɒks.ɡlʌv/ us /ˈfɑːks.ɡlʌv/

Examples from literature

  • I have mentioned some already for your garden:—Canterbury bell, cornflower and foxglove are biennials. 
  • Marigolds are in full bloom all over the forest, and so are foxgloves. 
  • Roses which had degenerated into little better than wild ones, showed late red and pink blooms, honeysuckle and columbines flowered, and foxgloves raised their graceful heads. 
  • The heather, mingling with these furze bushes, was just beginning to bloom, and here and there a tall foxglove towered above the undulating irregular mass of purple and gold. 
  • The shepherd's rose and the stately foxgloves were more full of color and scent. 

(Definition of “foxglove” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)