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mil·foil

 (mĭl′foil′)
n.
1. See yarrow.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mīlifolium : mīlle, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots + folium, leaf; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

milfoil

(ˈmɪlˌfɔɪl)
n
1. (Plants) another name for yarrow
2. (Plants) See water milfoil
[C13: from Old French, from Latin milifolium, from mille thousand + folium leaf]

yar•row

(ˈyær oʊ)

n.
any composite plant of the genus Achillea, esp. A. millefolium, having fernlike leaves and flat-topped clusters of white-to-yellow flowers.
[before 900; Middle English yar(o)we, Old English gearwe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.milfoil - ubiquitous strong-scented mat-forming Eurasian herb of wasteland, hedgerow or pasture having narrow serrate leaves and small usually white floretsmilfoil - 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 - any of several plants of the genus Achillea native to Europe and having small white flowers in flat-topped flower heads
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