Definition of Symphytum officinale

1. Noun. European herb having small white, pink or purple flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America.

Exact synonyms: Boneset, Common Comfrey
Terms within: Comfrey, Healing Herb
Generic synonyms: Comfrey, Cumfrey



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Symphytum Officinale

Sylvilagus aquaticus
Sylvilagus floridanus
Sylvilagus palustris
Symbion pandora
Symbionese
Symonds
Symone
Symons
Symphalangus
Symphalangus syndactylus
Symphoricarpos
Symphoricarpos alba
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
Symphyla
Symphytum
Symphytum officinale
Symplocaceae
Symplocarpus
Symplocarpus foetidus
Symplocus
Symplocus paniculata
Symplocus tinctoria
Synagrops
Synagrops bellus
Synanceja
Synanceja verrucosa
Synapsida
Synaptomys
Synaptomys borealis
Synaptomys cooperi

Literary usage of Symphytum officinale

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"[Greek, grow-together, from its supposed healing virtues.] About 15 species, natives of the Old World. Type species: symphytum officinale L. Leaf-bases ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"For a recent instance of the ' consolidating virtue' of symphytum officinale, Cockayne, i. (preface, liii.), maybe consulted; that of Bellis has been ..."

3. Genetic Manipulation in Crops: Proceedings of the International Symposium on by International Rice Research Institute (1988)
"Induction of Pollen Plants of Comfrey (symphytum officinale L.) Wang Guanling, Zhang Jinghua, Wang Xianzhi, Yin Enjie, ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"Symphytum, officinale, L. — Lyte ; Ches, (gardens); E. Bord. Bot. ... of tho 'consolidating virtue' of symphytum officinale, Cockayne, i. (proface, lui. ..."

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