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Yarrow

[yar-oh] /ˈyær oʊ/
noun
1.
a river in SE Scotland, flowing into the Tweed. 14 miles (23 km) long.
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yarrow

/ˈjærəʊ/
noun
1.
any of several plants of the genus Achillea, esp A. millefolium, of Eurasia, having finely dissected leaves and flat clusters of white flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites) Also called milfoil See also sneezewort
Word Origin
Old English gearwe; related to Old High German garwa, Dutch gerwe
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Word Origin and History for yarrow-river

yarrow

n.

plant, also known as milfoil, Old English gearwe, from Proto-Germanic *garwo (cf. Middle Dutch garwe, Old High German garawa, German Garbe), perhaps from a source akin to the root of yellow.

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