Comfrey meaning

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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.
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Any of a genus (Symphytum) of European plants of the borage family, with rough, hairy leaves and small blue, purplish, or yellow flowers, sometimes used for forage or ornament.
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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.
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Any of several species of perennial herbs of the genus Symphytum, often specifically Symphytum officinale.
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Origin of comfrey

  • Middle English comferi from Old French cumfirie from Vulgar Latin cōnfervia from Latin cōnferva from cōnfervēre to boil together com- com- fervēre to boil fervent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary