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ˈkʌm fricom·frey

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comfrey, cumfrey(noun)

    perennial herbs of Europe and Iran; make rapidly growing groundcover for shaded areas

  2. comfrey, healing herb(noun)

    leaves make a popular tisane; young leaves used in salads or cooked


  1. comfrey(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comfrey(noun)

    a rough, hairy, perennial plant of several species, of the genus Symphytum

  2. Origin: [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.]


  1. Comfrey

    Comfrey is an important herb in organic gardening. It is used as a fertilizer and as an herbal medicine. The main species used now is Symphytum × uplandicum or Russian comfrey, a hybrid between Symphytum officinale and Symphytum asperum.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Comfrey

    kum′fri, n. a genus of Boraginaceæ, somewhat coarse perennial herbs. [O. Fr. confirie.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Comfrey

    Perennial herb Symphytum officinale, in the family Boraginaceae, used topically for wound healing. It contains ALLANTOIN, carotene, essential oils (OILS, VOLATILE); GLYCOSIDES; mucilage, resin, SAPONINS; TANNINS; triterpenoids, VITAMIN B12, and ZINC. Comfrey also contains PYRROLIZIDINE ALKALOIDS and is hepatotoxic if ingested.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comfrey in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comfrey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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