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.
Any of a genus (Achillea) of perennial plants of the composite family; esp., the common yarrow (A. millefolium), having a strong smell and taste, finely divided leaves, and clusters of small, pink or white flower heads.
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English yarowe, yarwe, from Old English Ä¡earwe. Cognate with Dutchgerw (“yarrow"), (probably) GermanSchafgarbe.
Yarrow Sentence Examples
Many herbs have had the power of curing all diseases attributed to them, and have hence had the name of "all-heal"; such have been, among others, the mistletoe, the woundwort (Stachys palustris), the yarrow or milfoil, and the great valerian.
CHORLEY, a market town and municipal borough in the Chorley parliamentary division of Lancashire, England, on the river Yarrow, 202 m.
The more loyal William Douglas, in 1353, slew his kinsman, the shifty Knight of Liddesdale, on the braes of Yarrow, and a fragment of one of the oldest Scottish ballads deplores his fall.
Companion plants like marigolds, yarrow, and onions can add a pretty border to the raised beds as well as keep pests from moving in.
Other useful herbs to reduce symptoms are yarrow (Achillea millefolium), eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis), garlic (Allium sativum), and onions (Allium cepa).