Com·frey n. Bot. A rough, hairy, perennial plant of several species, of the genus Symphytum.
Note: ☞ A decoction of the mucilaginous root of the “common comfrey” (Symphytum officinale) is used in cough mixtures, etc.; and the gigantic “prickly comfrey” (Symphytum asperrimum) is somewhat cultivated as a forage plant.
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]