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Meaning of COMFREY

Pronunciation:  'kumfree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  leaves make a popular tisane; young leaves used in salads or cooked
  2. [n]  perennial herbs of Europe and Iran; make rapidly growing groundcover for shaded areas

COMFREY is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cumfrey, healing herb
 See Also: boneset, boneset, common comfrey, common comfrey, genus Symphytum, herb, herb, herbaceous plant, Symphytum, Symphytum officinale, Symphytum officinale



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com"frey\, n. [Prob. from F. conferve, L. conferva, fr.
confervere to boil together, in medical language, to heal,
grow together. So called on account of its healing power, for
which reason it was also called consolida.] (Bot.)
A rough, hairy, perennial plant of several species, of the
genus {Symphytum}.

Note: A decoction of the mucilaginous root of the ``common
      comfrey'' ({S. officinale}) is used in cough mixtures,
      etc.; and the gigantic ``prickly comfrey'' ({S.
      asperrimum}) is somewhat cultivated as a forage plant.