mil·​foil | \ ˈmil-ˌfȯi(-ə)l How to pronounce milfoil (audio) \

Definition of milfoil

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Recent Examples on the Web The first was a vast milfoil field in about 6 feet of water just outside the tourney's take-off site. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 May 2021 The first was a vast milfoil field just outside the take-off site at Goose Pond. Frank Sargeant, al, 26 May 2021 Look for areas of thick, healthy milfoil on contour changes. Hal Schramm, Field & Stream, 26 Feb. 2020 That group focuses on all invasives, including animals like the Asian carp and zebra mussel, and aquatic plants such as milfoil. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, 2 Dec. 2019 The diverse habitat, filled with brush piles, chunk rock points, milfoil and shallow coves offers a variety of presentation opportunities for anglers. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, 16 Mar. 2018 Davis said most of his fish came from one 20-yard near-shore stretch of milfoil surrounded by hydrilla. Frank Sargeant,, 15 Oct. 2017 An area where coontail gives way to hydrilla, or where a large log is submerged in milfoil, or where lily pads poke up through the mat here and there, can be more productive than a broad, flat moss mat. Frank Sargeant,, 15 Oct. 2017 A posted sign tells of an ongoing battle with milfoil, filamentous algae mats, Hornwort and toxic blue-green algae blooms. William Robert Ferrer, The Seattle Times, 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of milfoil

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for milfoil

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin millefolium, from mille + folium leaf — more at blade

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“Milfoil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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