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- n. Any of several plants of different genera, especially the comfrey.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name applied loosely to several plants of different genera, esp. the comfrey.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name formerly given to several plants, as the comfrey, the daisy (Bellis perennis), the bugle (Ajuga reptans), and the wild larkspur (Delphinium Consolida).
Corrupted from French consoude, from Latin consolida comfrey (so called because supposed to have healing power). (Wiktionary)