comfrey

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a medicinal herb of the genus Boraginaceae. that is also used in salads and for composting.

Food

  • A hardy herbaceous perennial herb, Symphytum officinale, rarely used nowadays. The young leaves can be used in salads and the stems blanched and cooked like asparagus. The leaves contain more protein than any other known member of the vegetable kingdom and are commonly used as an organic fertilizer.
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