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).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A name applied loosely to several plants of different genera, esp. the comfrey.
- Corrupted from French consoude, from Latin consolida comfrey (so called because supposed to have healing power). (Wiktionary)
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