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Foxglove

called by the Welsh Fairy's glove and by the Irish Fairy-bells, is either a corruption of Folk's glove —i.e. the glove of the good folks or fairies, or else of the Saxon fox [es]glofa, red or fox-coloured glove. (French, gants de Notre Dame.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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