1. [syn: common comfrey, boneset, Symphytum officinale]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Comfrey \Com"frey\, n. [Prob. from F. conferve, L. conferva, fr.
confervere to boil together, in medical language, to heal,
grow together. So called on account of its healing power, for
which reason it was also called consolida.] (Bot.)
A rough, hairy, perennial plant of several species, of the
Note: A decoction of the mucilaginous root of the "common
comfrey" (Symphytum officinale) is used in cough
mixtures, etc.; and the gigantic "prickly comfrey"
(Symphytum asperrimum) is somewhat cultivated as a
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: European herb having small white, pink or purple flowers;
naturalized as a weed in North America [syn: common
comfrey, boneset, Symphytum officinale]