Definition of Digitalis purpurea
1. Noun. Tall leafy European biennial or perennial having spectacular clusters of large tubular pink-purple flowers; leaves yield drug digitalis and are poisonous to livestock.
Generic synonyms: Digitalis, Foxglove
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Literary usage of Digitalis purpurea
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1. The variation of animals and plants under domestication by Charles Darwin (1877)
"... luteus—digitalis purpurea, superiority of the crossed plants—Effects of ... digitalis purpurea ..."
2. The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom by Charles Darwin (1876)
"... luteus—digitalis purpurea, superiority of the crossed plants—Effects of crossing flowers on the same plant—Calceolaria ..."
3. A Treatise on Medical Jurisprudence by Francis Wharton, Moreton Stillé (1860)
"digitalis purpurea. (Foxglove.) § 778. The leaves of this plant are the part usually employed, although the seeds contain also a large proportion of its ..."
4. Bibliotheca Therapeutica, Or, Bibliography of Therapeutics: Chiefly in by Edward John Waring (1878)
"Qum, C. On Dropsy of the Brain, &c., to which are added observations on the use and effects of digitalis purpurea in Dropsies. London, 8vo. ..."
5. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1834)
"On the Physiological and Therapeutical effects of digitalis purpurea. By M. JORET, 'DMP, (from the Archives Generates for January and March 1834. ..."
6. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1845)
"OH digitalis purpurea.—By DR. HOULTON. [Dr. Houlton says that he could not find any satisfactory account^of the different varieties of digitalis purpurea in ..."