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yarrow

[ yar-oh ]
/ ˈyær oʊ /
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noun

a composite plant, Achillea millefolium, of Eurasia, having fernlike leaves and flat-topped clusters of whitish flowers, naturalized in North America.
any of various other plants of the genus Achillea, some having yellow flowers.

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Origin of yarrow

before 900; Middle English yar(o)we,Old English gearwe; cognate with German Garbe sheaf

Definition for yarrow (2 of 2)

Yarrow
[ yar-oh ]
/ ˈyær oʊ /

noun

a river in SE Scotland, flowing into the Tweed. 14 miles (23 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for yarrow

yarrow
/ (ˈjærəʊ) /

noun

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 for yarrow

Old English gearwe; related to Old High German garwa, Dutch gerwe
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