Comfrey Definition

kŭmfrē
comfreys
noun
comfreys
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.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
cumfreyhealing herb

Other Word Forms of Comfrey

Noun

Singular:
comfrey
Plural:
comfreys

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

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