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com·frey

 (kŭm′frē)
n. pl. com·freys
Any of various hairy perennial Eurasian herbs of the genus Symphytum, especially S. officinale, having variously colored flowers in coiled cymes and long used in herbal medicine.

[Middle English comferi, from Old French cumfirie, from Vulgar Latin *cōnfervia, from Latin cōnferva, from cōnfervēre, to boil together : com-, com- + fervēre, to boil; see fervent.]

comfrey

(ˈkʌmfrɪ)
n
(Plants) any hairy Eurasian boraginaceous plant of the genus Symphytum, having blue, purplish-pink, or white flowers
[C15: from Old French cunfirie, from Latin conferva water plant; see conferva]

com•frey

(ˈkʌm fri)

n., pl. -freys.
any of various coarse Eurasian plants of the genus Symphytum, borage family, having hairy leaves and drooping flower clusters.
[1275–1325; Middle English cumfirie, conferye < Anglo-French cumfirie, Old French confire < Vulgar Latin *confervia, for Latin conferva a water plant supposed to heal wounds, derivative of confervēre to grow together, heal; see con-, fervent]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comfrey - perennial herbs of Europe and Irancomfrey - perennial herbs of Europe and Iran; make rapidly growing groundcover for shaded areas
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
boneset, common comfrey, Symphytum officinale - European herb having small white, pink or purple flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America
2.comfrey - leaves make a popular tisanecomfrey - leaves make a popular tisane; young leaves used in salads or cooked
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
boneset, common comfrey, Symphytum officinale - European herb having small white, pink or purple flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America
Translations
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comfrey

[ˈkʌmfrɪ] Nconsuelda f

comfrey

[ˈkʌmfri] n (= herb) → consoude f

comfrey

n (bot) consuelda
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