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milfoil

[mil-foil]
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noun
  1. yarrow(def 1).
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Origin of milfoil

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin mīlifolium, equivalent to mīli-, combining form of mille thousand + folium leaf
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Historical Examples

  • Milfoil, mil′foil, n. the herb yarrow, remarkable for the numerous divisions of its leaf.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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British Dictionary definitions for milfoil

milfoil

noun
  1. another name for yarrow
  2. See water milfoil
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Word Origin

C13: from Old French, from Latin milifolium, from mille thousand + folium leaf
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