Definitions for yarrowˈyær oʊ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word yarrow

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yar•rowˈyær oʊ(n.)

  1. any composite plant of the genus Achillea, esp. A. millefolium, having fernlike leaves and flat-topped clusters of white-to-yellow flowers.

    Category: Plants

Origin of yarrow:

bef. 900; ME yar(o)we, OE gearwe

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yarrow, milfoil, Achillea millefolium(noun)

    ubiquitous strong-scented mat-forming Eurasian herb of wasteland, hedgerow or pasture having narrow serrate leaves and small usually white florets; widely naturalized in North America

Wiktionary

  1. yarrow(Noun)

    The green woodpecker, Picus viridis.

  2. Origin: gearwe Cognate with Dutch gerw, (probably) German Schafgarbe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yarrow(noun)

    an American and European composite plant (Achillea Millefolium) with very finely dissected leaves and small white corymbed flowers. It has a strong, and somewhat aromatic, odor and taste, and is sometimes used in making beer, or is dried for smoking. Called also milfoil, and nosebleed

Freebase

  1. Yarrow

    Achillea millefolium, known commonly as yarrow or common yarrow, is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and North America. In New Mexico and southern Colorado, it is called plumajillo from its leaf shape and texture. In antiquity, yarrow was known as herbal militaris, for its use in stanching the flow of blood from wounds. Other common names for this species include gordaldo, nosebleed plant, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier's woundwort, thousand-leaf, and thousand-seal.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Yarrow

    a famous Scottish stream which rises on the confines of the shires of Peebles, Dumfries, and Selkirk, passes NE. through the Loch of the Lowes and St. Mary's Loch, and joins the Ettrick 2 m. above Selkirk after a course of 25 m.

Translation

Find a translation for the yarrow definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these yarrow definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"yarrow." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/yarrow>.

Are we missing a good definition for yarrow?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for yarrow: