milfoil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n milfoil 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Milfoil (Bot) A common composite herb (Achillea Millefolium) with white flowers and finely dissected leaves; yarrow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n milfoil A composite herb, Achillea Millefolium, also called yarrow. It is distributed throughout the northern hemisphere, and is found on roadsides, in dry pastures, etc. It is a grayish-green plant, a foot or two high, the leaves bipinnate and very finely divided, the heads in a crowded corymb, their short rays white, sometimes rose-colored. Medicinally the milfoil is a mild aromatic tonic and astringent. A. moschata, the musk-milfoil, a native of the mountains of central and southern Europe, is cultivated in Switzerland as a food for cattle. The name is sometimes extended to other plants of the genus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Milfoil mil′foil the herb yarrow, remarkable for the numerous divisions of its leaf.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. mille-feuille, L. millefolium,; mille, thousand + folium, leaf. See Foil a leaf
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. millefoliummille, thousand, folium, a leaf.

Usage

In literature:

Water-cress, water-celery, water-lobelia, starwort, and water-milfoil, are all good.
"Amateur Fish Culture" by Charles Edward Walker
ACHILLAE'A, the milfoil genus of plants.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
Achillea Millefolium Yarrow or Milfoil.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
We find these brickmakers in still water where various water-plants grow, especially the water-milfoil and bladderwort.
"Through a Microscope" by Samuel Wells
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In news:

Residents Take Action Against Milfoil Aquatic Plant Not Welcome In Ellington Crystal Lake.
A sample of milfoil, an invasive water plant that has become a problem at Crystal Lake in Ellington.
Milfoil is an invasive weed that is spreading like wildfire through many of the state's waterways.
Volunteers help remove milfoil and install bottom barriers in a swale next to Baldwin Beach on June 3.
Milfoil removal project to take place at Baldwin Beach.
The League to Save Lake Tahoe will host its final milfoil removal project of the season on Sunday, Sept 16, at Baldwin Beach.
I'll just bet that milfoil they found in Norwood Pond (Sept. 5 – 11) came of those snowmobiles they race and sink out there.
Hand pulling Eurasian Milfoil .
Eurasian milfoil is a plant that aggressively grows and rapidly spreads throughout freshwater lakes once introduced.
Milfoil Infiltrates Two More New Hampshire Lakes.
Officials recently finished a third round of milfoil treatment on Cazenovia Lake.
As I thought about what to feature this week, I realized that I have not yet written about one of the most high-profile invaders in the region — milfoil .
As I thought about what to feature this week, I realized that I have not yet written about one of the most high-profile invaders in the region - milfoil .
A sample of milfoil , an invasive water plant that has become a problem at Crystal Lake in Ellington.
Group fights milfoil , rumors in Howard Lake.
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