comfrey

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English[edit]

A comfrey plant

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin cumfiria; this was possibly from earlier Latin conferva, an aquatic herb mentioned in Pliny.

Noun[edit]

comfrey (countable and uncountable, plural comfreys)

  1. Any of several species of perennial herbs of the genus Symphytum, often specifically Symphytum officinale.

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