[ mil-foil ]
/ ˈmɪlˌfɔɪl /
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of milfoil
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin mīlifolium, equivalent to mīli-, combining form of mille thousand + folium leaf
Words nearby milfoil
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Example sentences from the Web for milfoil
Milfoil, mil′foil, n. the herb yarrow, remarkable for the numerous divisions of its leaf.
British Dictionary definitions for milfoil
Word Origin for milfoil
C13: from Old French, from Latin milifolium, from mille thousand + folium leaf
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