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comfrey

noun com·frey \ˈkəm(p)-frē\
plural comfreys

Definition of COMFREY

1
:  any of a genus (Symphytum) of perennial herbs of the borage family with coarse hairy entire leaves and flowers in one-sided racemes
2
:  an herbal preparation of the leaves or roots of comfrey that is toxic if taken internally

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Origin of COMFREY

Middle English cumfirie, from Anglo-French cunfirie, from Latin conferva a water plant, from confervēre to grow together (of bones), from com- + fervēre to boil — more at barm
First Known Use: 13th century

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