Definition of Comfrey

1. Noun. Perennial herbs of Europe and Iran; make rapidly growing groundcover for shaded areas.

Exact synonyms: Cumfrey
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Symphytum, Symphytum
Specialized synonyms: Boneset, Common Comfrey, Symphytum Officinale



2. Noun. Leaves make a popular tisane; young leaves used in salads or cooked.
Exact synonyms: Healing Herb
Generic synonyms: Herb
Group relationships: Boneset, Common Comfrey, Symphytum Officinale

Definition of Comfrey

1. n. A rough, hairy, perennial plant of several species, of the genus Symphytum.

Definition of Comfrey

1. Noun. Any of several species of perennial herbs of the genus ''Symphytum'', often specifically ''Symphytum officinale''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Comfrey

1. a coarse herb [n -FREYS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Comfrey

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comforters
comfortest
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comforting
comfortingly
comfortingness
comfortless
comfortlessly
comfortlessness
comfortment
comfortments
comfortress
comfortresses
comforts
comfrey (current term)
comfreys
comfy
comic
comic book
comic books
comic opera
comic relief
comic strip
comic strips
comical
comicalities
comicality
comically
comicalness

Literary usage of Comfrey

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and by Philip Miller (1754)
"С. В. Р. The greater female comfrey, with a white or pale-yellow Flower. 3. ... comfrey, with a narrow Leaf, and a blue Flower. 14. ..."

2. Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England by Thomas Oswald Cockayne, Oswald Cockayne, Dioscorides Pedanius, Sextus Papyriensis Placitus (1864)
"This wort, which is called confirma (comfrey), and other name ... Symphytum officinale. b The drawing in MS. V, fol. 34 d, has comfrey leaves and no ..."

3. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1735)
"SYMPHYTUM j comfrey. The Species are ; i. ... С. В. Р. The greater Male comfrey, with a purple Flower. ..."

4. Familiar Wild Flowers by Frederick Edward Hulme (1878)
"The comfrey is the Symphytum officinale of botanical science. The first, or generic, name is derived from the Greek verb to unite, from the supposed ..."

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