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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yarrow, milfoil, Achillea millefoliumnoun

    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


  1. milfoilnoun

    any of several pungent Eurasian herbs, of the genus Achillea

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Milfoilnoun

    A plant, the same with yarrow.

    Etymology: millefolium, Latin.

    Milfoil and honey-suckles pound,
    With these alluring savours strew the ground. Dryden.


  1. milfoil

    Milfoil is a term generally used to refer to various plants from the Myriophyllum genus, a group of aquatic and semi-aquatic flowering plants also known as watermilfoils. However, it can occasionally refer to any plant with finely divided leaves. In a specific context, it often refers to the Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), an invasive species in North America.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Milfoilnoun

    a common composite herb (Achillea Millefolium) with white flowers and finely dissected leaves; yarrow

  2. Etymology: [F. mille-feuille, L. millefolium; mille thousand + folium leaf. See Foil a leaf.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Milfoil

    mil′foil, n. the herb yarrow, remarkable for the numerous divisions of its leaf. [L. millefoliummille, thousand, folium, a leaf.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of milfoil in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of milfoil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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