Definition of comfrey noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkʌmfri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌmfri//
[uncountable, countable]
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a plant with large leaves covered with small hairs and small bell-shaped flowers Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French cumfirie, based on Latin conferva, from confervere ‘heal’ (literally ‘boil together’, referring to the plant's medicinal use).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: comfrey