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yarrow (n.)

plant, also known as milfoil, Old English gearwe "yarrow," from Proto-Germanic *garwo (source also of Middle Dutch garwe, Old High German garawa, German Garbe), which is perhaps from a source akin to the root of yellow (adj.).

updated on January 16, 2019

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Definitions of yarrow from WordNet

yarrow (n.)
ubiquitous strong-scented mat-forming Eurasian herb of wasteland, hedgerow or pasture having narrow serrate leaves and small usually white florets; widely naturalized in North America;
Synonyms: milfoil / Achillea millefolium
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