yarrow

noun
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 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 Plant them in borders with catmints (Nepeta), garden phlox (Phlox paniculata), blazingstars (Liatris), yarrows (Achillea), and Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum maximum). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Gorgeous Echinacea in Your Garden," 29 May 2018 Plant them in borders with catmints (Nepeta), garden phlox (Phlox paniculata), blazingstars (Liatris), yarrows (Achillea), and Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum maximum). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Gorgeous Echinacea in Your Garden," 29 May 2018 When rainy season arrives, many grasslands become coated with wildflowers such as yarrow, hyssop, and milkweed. Christina Nunez, National Geographic, "Grasslands, explained," 22 June 2019 Tidy boxwood hedging outlines the spring display and provides a framework for later waves of allium and lilies that bloom companionably among the roses, valerian, yarrow and other summer perennials in the small but striking space. Lorene Edwards Forkner, The Seattle Times, "Richard Hartlage composes kaleidoscopic landscapes of bulbs — for Chihuly Garden and Glass, and his home," 13 Apr. 2019 Plant them in borders with catmints (Nepeta), garden phlox (Phlox paniculata), blazingstars (Liatris), yarrows (Achillea), and Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum maximum). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Gorgeous Echinacea in Your Garden," 29 May 2018 Plant them in borders with catmints (Nepeta), garden phlox (Phlox paniculata), blazingstars (Liatris), yarrows (Achillea), and Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum maximum). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Gorgeous Echinacea in Your Garden," 29 May 2018

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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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The first known use of yarrow was before the 12th century

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“Yarrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yarrow. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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