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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comfrey  \Com"frey\,  n.  [Prob.  from  F.  conferve,  L.  conferva,  fr 
  confervere  to  boil  together,  in  medical  language,  to  heal, 
  grow  together.  So  called  on  account  of  its  healing  power,  for 
  which  reason  it  was  also  called  consolida.]  (Bot.) 
  A  rough,  hairy,  perennial  plant  of  several  species,  of  the 
  genus  {Symphytum}. 
 
  Note:  A  decoction  of  the  mucilaginous  root  of  the  ``common 
  comfrey''  ({S.  officinale})  is  used  in  cough  mixtures, 
  etc.;  and  the  gigantic  ``prickly  comfrey''  ({S. 
  asperrimum})  is  somewhat  cultivated  as  a  forage  plant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  comfrey 
  n  1:  perennial  herbs  of  Europe  and  Iran;  make  rapidly  growing 
  groundcover  for  shaded  areas  [syn:  {cumfrey}] 
  2:  leaves  make  a  popular  tisane;  young  leaves  used  in  salads  or 
  cooked  [syn:  {healing  herb}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Comfrey,  MN  (city,  FIPS  12772) 
  Location:  44.11090  N,  94.90268  W 
  Population  (1990):  433  (215  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  56019 




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