Definition of yarrow in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈyerō/


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A Eurasian plant of the daisy family, with feathery leaves and heads of small white, yellow, or pink aromatic flowers. Also called milfoil.
  • Achillea millefolium, family Compositae.
Example sentences
  • 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; related to Dutch gerwe.

Words that rhyme with yarrow

arrow, barrow, farrow, harrow, Jarrow, marrow, narrow, sparrow, taro, tarot, Varro

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Syllabification: yar·row

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