Definition of Symphytum officinale
1. Noun. European herb having small white, pink or purple flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America.
Terms within: Comfrey, Healing Herb
Generic synonyms: Comfrey, Cumfrey
Lexicographical Neighbors of Symphytum Officinale
Literary usage of Symphytum officinale
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."