conferva

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cōnferva. See comfrey.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

conferva (plural confervas or confervae)

  1. An unbranched slender green freshwater alga.

Translations[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for conferva in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cōnferveō +‎ -a

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cōnferva f (genitive cōnfervae); first declension

  1. conferva (a green freshwater alga, formerly regarded as an aquatic plant)
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Pliny the Elder to this entry?)
  2. consound (common comfrey, Symphytum officinale)
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Pseudo-Apuleius to this entry?)

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cōnferva cōnfervae
genitive cōnfervae cōnfervārum
dative cōnfervae cōnfervīs
accusative cōnfervam cōnfervās
ablative cōnfervā cōnfervīs
vocative cōnferva cōnfervae

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