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milfoil

[ mil-foil ]
/ ˈmɪlˌfɔɪl /
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noun
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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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British Dictionary definitions for milfoil

milfoil
/ (ˈmɪlˌfɔɪl) /

noun
another name for yarrow

Word Origin for milfoil

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