noun Sym·phy·tum \ˈsim(p)fətəm\

Definition of Symphytum

  1. :  a genus of Old World perennial herbs (family Boraginaceae) having coarse hairy entire leaves, yellow, blue, or purple flowers in one-sided racemes, and four obliquely ovoid nutlets — see comfrey

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Origin and Etymology of symphytum

New Latin, from Greek symphyton, neuter of symphytos grown together

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to cast off or become cast off

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