yarrow

noun yar·row \ ˈyer-(ˌ)ō , 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

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Origin and Etymology of yarrow

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



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