Definition of Common comfrey

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

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Comfrey

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common cold
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common comfrey (current term)
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common daisy
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Literary usage of Common comfrey

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

1. Familiar Wild Flowers by Frederick Edward Hulme (1878)
"The common comfrey is abundantly met with in England, but is rare in Scotland; ... The southern or common comfrey is the species whose supposed medicinal, ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1908)
"Further along and at the base of the ridge is the borage family; the tuberous comfrey, the rough comfrey, and the common comfrey, all natives of Europe, ..."

3. Contributions Towards a Fauna and Flora of the County of Cork by J. R. Harvey, Thomas C. Power, John D. Humphreys, Cuvierian Society of Cork (1845)
"S. officinale, L. common comfrey. Ballinlough, and by stn':uus and in damp waste places.—rather common. 470. S. tuberosum, L. Tuberous Comfrey. ..."

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