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.
Generic synonyms: Digitalis, Foxglove
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Literary usage of Finger-flower
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."