any of a genus (Achillea) of perennial plants of the composite family; esp., the (A. millefolium), having a strong smell and taste, finely divided leaves, and clusters of small, pink or white flower heads
Origin of yarrowMiddle English yarowe ; from Old English gæruwe, akin to German garbe
Any of several plants of the genus Achillea of the composite family, especially A. millefolium, having finely dissected foliage and flat corymbs of usually white flower heads. Also called achillea, milfoil.
Origin of yarrowMiddle English yarowe, from Old English gearwe.
(usually uncountable, plural yarrows)
- (UK) The green woodpecker, Picus viridis.