Definition of Finger-root
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-root
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Zuñi Folk Tales by Frank Hamilton Cushing (1901)
"The finger-root bark, it is bitter as bad salt mixed in with bad water, ... Even that day he went to the mountains and gathered a ball of finger-root. ..."
2. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"Index. ' Some do cull them Finger-flowers, because they are like unto the fingers of a glove, the ends cut off.'—Park. Parad. Prior, p. 78. Finger Root. ..."
3. Violin Teaching and Violin Study: Rules and Hints for Teachers and Students by Eugene Gruenberg (1919)
"... and (3) that the index-finger's root-joint should positively not be in contact with the edge of the violin-neck, as the hand could no more wave back and ..."
4. An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvement of the by William Withering (1830)
"Stem not two inches high, swelling out to the size of a finger ; root fourteen inches long, and large in proportion. ..."
5. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1892)
"This umbelliferous plant, known also as five-finger root, or dead tongue, grows on the banks of rivers, stream.*, and ditches. ..."