noun \ˈya-(ˌ)rō\

Definition of YARROW

:  a widely naturalized strong-scented Eurasian composite herb (Achillea millefolium) with finely dissected leaves and small usually white corymbose flowers; also :  any of several congeneric plants

Origin of YARROW

Middle English yarowe, from Old English gearwe; akin to Old High German garwa yarrow
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with YARROW


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium variety lanulosa)—Dennis E. Anderson

Any of about 115 species of perennial herbs that make up the genus Achillea in the aster family (Asteraceae), native mainly to the northern temperate zone. Some species are cultivated as garden ornamentals. They have toothed, often finely cut, sometimes aromatic leaves. Many small white, yellow, or pink flowers are often grouped into flat-topped clusters, which can be dried for winter bouquets.


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