yar·​row | \ ˈyer-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce yarrow (audio) , 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

Examples of yarrow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are blue sage and yarrow and mallow and tobacco and oregano and marjoram. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, "She built a garden sanctuary in L.A. Now, she wants to share it with you," 31 Mar. 2021 This one is made with a combination of cleansing white sage, calming lavender, loving rose, and healing rose-hips and yarrow. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "37 Homemade Mother's Day Gifts They'll Actually Want," 23 Mar. 2021 Some perennials, such a coneflower and yarrow, revel in bright sun from morning until night while others, such as astilbe and old-fashioned bleeding heart, do best in afternoon shade. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, "7 of the Most Common Perennial Garden Mistakes to Avoid," 18 June 2020 Take yarrow, for example, a plant that the Greek hero Achilles is said to have used to treat his soldiers’ wounds during the battle of Troy. National Geographic, "CREATE A FREE NAT GEO ACCOUNT TO CONTINUE READING," 18 May 2020 Cedar Rose Bulltail survived by selling handmade beadwork at indigenous art fairs, cooking fry bread for neighbors and making yarrow balm in the kitchen of her tiny rural home with no running water on the Crow Reservation. Simon Romero, New York Times, "Tribal Nations Face Most Severe Crisis in Decades as the Coronavirus Closes Casinos," 11 May 2020 Sunflower, yarrow, billy balls, and witch hazel are also sure to put a smile on your Valentine’s face. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Roses Are Dead, Violets Are Too: Here’s a Better Way to Bouquet," 12 Feb. 2020 Goldenrods, daisies, alfalfa, and yarrow will attract these helpful bugs. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "10 Insects You Should Actually Want Around Your Plants," 11 May 2016 Depending on the season she would be bundled up sitting in a chair or exploring the fields picking dandelions, yarrow and other herbs. courant.com, "Joanne T. Toth," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of yarrow

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yarrow

Middle English yarowe, from Old English gearwe; akin to Old High German garwa yarrow

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“Yarrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yarrow. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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