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 (ăk′ə-lē′ə, ə-kĭl′ē-ə)
See yarrow.

[New Latin Achillēa, genus name, from Latin achillēa, variant of achillēos, a healing herb said to have been used by Achilles, probably yarrow (used as a hemostatic in traditional medicine), from Greek akhilleios, of Achilles, a healing herb used by Achilles to treat wounds, from Akhilleus, Achilles (famed for his knowledge of healing herbs, taught to him by Chiron).]


(Plants) any plant of the N temperate genus Achillea, with white, yellow, or purple flowers, some species of which are widely grown as garden plants: family Asteraceae (composites). See also sneezewort, yarrow
[from Achilles, who was credited with discovering medicinal properties in the plant]
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Noun1.achillea - any of several plants of the genus Achillea native to Europe and having small white flowers in flat-topped flower headsachillea - any of several plants of the genus Achillea native to Europe and having small white flowers in flat-topped flower heads
genus Achillea - perennial often aromatic and sometimes mat-forming herbs of north temperate regions: yarrow; milfoil
Achillea millefolium, milfoil, yarrow - 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
Achillea ptarmica, sneezeweed yarrow, sneezewort - Eurasian herb having loose heads of button-shaped white flowers and long grey-green leaves that cause sneezing when powdered
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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This is another perennial for sun and well drained soil and an open site - Achilleas resent being crowded by other plants.
However, the owners of Pacific, Achilleas Kallakis and Alexander Williams, were convicted in 2013 of attempting to defraud AIB of PS740m and Bank of Scotland of PS22m.
Dr Achilleas Samaras, from the University of Bologna in Italy, said: "Although the simulated earthquake-induced tsunamis are not small, there has been a recorded history of significantly larger events, in terms of earthquake magnitude and main shock areas, taking place in the region.
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Representing the Attorney General are Yiorgos Triantafyllides, Christos Clerides and Achilleas Aimilianides.
ere are achilleas - one of them is called 'Feuerland' or 'Fireland.
Achilleas Gravanis, Professor of Pharmacology at University of Crete's School of Medicine, mimics the beneficial properties of neurotrophins, naturally-occurring proteins that support healthy motor neuron function.
In the men's B singles, Ronnie Pereira defeated Achilleas Chrisovolous 7-5, 6-0 on his way to quarterfinals while Bruno Van Begin moved into last 16 with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Cled Taporco.
Achilleas Kallakis, 46, teamed up with forger Alexander Williams to con PS740million from the Allied Irish Bank and PS26million from the Bank of Scotland.
Our objective is to bring Indego to market to enable people who were told they would never walk again to stand upright and walk and to provide a new level of independence, said Achilleas Dorotheou, head of the human motion and control business unit for Parker.
Achilleas Kallakis, who had defrauded the two banks out of GBP700m, was sentenced to seven years in jail, according to the Reuters report.