Yarrow definition

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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.
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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.
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Any of several pungent Eurasian and North American herbs, of the genus Achillea, used in traditional herbal medicine.
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(UK) The green woodpecker, Picus viridis.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
yarrow
Plural:
yarrows

Origin of yarrow

  • Middle English yarowe from Old English gearwe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English yarowe, yarwe, from Old English Ä¡earwe. Cognate with Dutch gerw (“yarrow"), (probably) German Schafgarbe.

    From Wiktionary