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Related to milfoil: pondweed, Myriophyllum, water milfoil


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

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]
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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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Examining the stalks pulled up on a jig in Minnesota reveals northern milfoil, coontail, eelgrass, pondweed varieties, duckweed, and more.
But the winds of Frances and Jeanne, only weeks apart in September 2004, struck the shallow reservoir with a vengeance, stripping away tons of submerged milfoil and hydrilla and any standing vegetation.
A police search of Kattak's home in Milfoil Street,White City, seized further items which proved his involvement in Class A drug supply.
(14) Where possible, the bibliographer listed earlier works first and like works together, e.g., placing the earlier Zuozhuan [phrase omitted] (Zuo Traditions) ahead of the Gongyang [phrase omitted] and Guliang [phrase omitted]: commentaries to the Chunqiu or splitting the shigui [phrase omitted] subdivision into two halves, the first on plastron divination and the second on milfoil divination.
Where once more than ten species of native plants lived, now two aquatic invasive plants that are prohibited in New York--Hydrilla verticillata and Eurasian water milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)--dominate the lake.
Planhigyn arall oedden nhw'n ei ddefnyddio oedd un roedden nhw'n ei alw'n Squirrel Tail: milddail (Yarrow neu Milfoil) ydi'r enw rydan ni'n ei roi arno.
Milfoil weevils (Euhrychiopsis lecontei), whose ancestral host is Myriophyllum sibiricum (Northern watermilfoil), are one such potential biological control agent.
Which perennial herb is also known as milfoil? A Rosemary B Yarrow C Thyme D Sage 3.
Lindholm, "Phytoplankton dynamics in a shallow lake dominated by common water milfoil," Inland Waters, vol.
Floating ideas Oxygenators such as feathery leaved water milfoil and Canadian pondweed are the lungs of the pond and are vital for keeping the water crystal clear.
Starwort and spiked water milfoil remain fully submerged in water.
In my early teens, I remember witnessing these dredging machines cross back and forth across Chemong and Buckhorn Lake, scooping up huge piles of something called Eurasian Milfoil. Introduced to Canada sometime in the late 19th century, this invasive species ravaged the southern and central Ontario water systems in the late 60s and 70s, clogging the waterways.