Definition of Finger-flower

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.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Finger-flower

finest
finetune
finetuned
finetunes
finetuning
finew
finfish
finfishes
finfolk
finfoot
finfoots
fingan
fingans
finger's breadth
finger-flower (current term)
finger-fumbler
finger-fumblers
finger-lickin' good
finger-nose test
finger-paint
finger-painted
finger-painting
finger-paints
finger-pointing
finger-roll
finger-root
finger-spell
finger-thumb reflex
finger-tight

Literary usage of Finger-flower

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1. Flora Domestica, Or, The Portable Flower-garden: With Directions for the by Elizabeth Kent, Leigh Hunt (1831)
"... also called Finger-Flower; the shape of the flower resembling the finger of a glove; and Bell-Flower. ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1838)
"... finger-flower, or Digitalis, and Dog-fingers, as it is called in Wales, together with -the magnificent spike of purple flowers borne by the Digitalis ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"Finger Flower. Digitalis purpurea, L.—Ger. Index. ' Some do call them finger-flowers, because they are like unto the ringers of a ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"Finger Flower. Digitalis purpurea, L.—Ger. Index. ' Some do cull them finger-flowers, because they are like unto the fingers of a glove, the ends cut off. ..."

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