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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).]
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(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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Two renowned artists, opera singer Chryso Makariou and actor Achilleas Grammatikopoulos join forces again on stage.
The main dome is 11.5 metres high and the original ice master-piece lies within accompanied by the artistic panels of Achilleas Sdoukos, a Greco-Slovak sculptor and designer.
Also known as yarrow, achilleas thrive in hot, dry conditions so on heavy soil add plenty of grit, or grow some of the shorter varieties in a raised bed.
Volunteer doctors were treating several migrants with respiratory problems, Achilleas Tzemos, deputy field coordinator of Doctors Without Borders said.
ere are achilleas - one of them is called 'Feuerland' or 'Fireland.'.
Although their flowers take many forms - from dahlias to achilleas - all are beloved by insects.
Achilleas Kallakis, who had defrauded the two banks out of GBP700m, was sentenced to seven years in jail, according to the Reuters report.
This is another perennial for sun and well drained soil and an open site - Achilleas resent being crowded by other plants.
Police deputy Achilleas Karamboutakis said: "We have not found any clues as to where he is."
I guess that will be the tone of the day as the market evaluates what's happened in Greece," said Achilleas Georgolopoulos, interest rate strategist at Lloyds.