What does the word digitalis mean?

Usage examples for digitalis

  1. The term false foxglove, it should be explained, is by no means one of reproach for dishonesty; it was applied simply to distinguish this group of plants from the true foxgloves cultivated, not wild, here, which yield digitalis to the doctors. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  2. The word digitalis refers likewise to the digits, or fingers of a gauntlet. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie

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