yarrow

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noun yar·row \ˈyer-(ˌ)ō, ˈya-(ˌ)rō\

Definition of yarrow

  1. :  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 and Etymology of yarrow

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


First Known Use: before 12th century



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