Definition of yarrow in English:


Line breaks: yar¦row
Pronunciation: /ˈjarəʊ


  • A Eurasian plant with feathery leaves and heads of small white or pale pink aromatic flowers, which has long been used in herbal medicine. Also called milfoil.
    • Achillea millefolium, family Compositae
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    • Gather early summer flowers like violets, yarrow and red clover to dry for teas and for tincturing.
    • These include sweet cicely, beebalm, yarrow, purple coneflowers and others.
    • The blue shades of balloon flowers are striking when planted in combination with gold or deep orange cosmos or yarrows.


Old English gearwe, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch gerwe.

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