Symphytum

noun

Sym·​phy·​tum
ˈsim(p)fətəm
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Symphytum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Symphytum. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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