yarrow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Yarrow (Bot) An American and European composite plant (Achillea Millefolium) with very finely dissected leaves and small white corymbed flowers. It has a strong, and somewhat aromatic, odor and taste, and is sometimes used in making beer, or is dried for smoking. Called also milfoil, and nosebleed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n yarrow The milfoil, Achillea Millefolium. See milfoil, and cut on following page.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Yarrow yar′ō the plant milfoil.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. yarowe, yarwe, ȝarowe, AS. gearwe,; akin to D. gerw, OHG. garwa, garawa, G. garbe, schafgarbe, and perhaps to E. yare,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gearuwe; Ger. garbe.

Usage

In literature:

Ceofrid, A. of Yarrow.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
I walk'd by mysel' owre the sweet braes o' Yarrow, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
The meadows on the hillside are full of yarrow and canterbury bells; everything's in bloom.
"The Adventures of Maya the Bee" by Waldemar Bonsels
His remains were interred in the sequestered cemetery of St Mary's, in Yarrow.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
She breaks off a bit of yarrow and sticks it in her belt.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The laws of physiology and of snuff take their course; the Chicken sneezes, and Yarrow is free!
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VI (of X)--Great Britain and Ireland IV" by Various
And naturally it seemed big to you, just as Yarrow seemed big to Wordsworth, and a shilling seems a lot to a baby.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Carterhaugh is about a mile from Selkirk, at the confluence of the Ettrick and the Yarrow.
"Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth" by Frank Sidgwick
He died in peace, and was buried on the banks of the Yarrow.
"Fairy Book" by Sophie May
The old man died suddenly and Yarrow had nothing to prove that he had had his money.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
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In poetry:

As he gaed ower yon high, high hill,
As he had dune before, O;
There he met his sister dear,
Came rinnin' fast to Yarrow.
"The Braes O' Yarrow" by Henry Morley
"I came nae here to hunt nor hawk,
As I hae dune before, O;
But I came here to wiel' my brand,
Upon the braes o' Yarrow."--
"The Braes O' Yarrow" by Henry Morley
A tear stood in her sweet blue ee,
An' sair she sighed in sorrow,
"I dinna like the sugh that rins
Alang your bonnie Yarrow.
"Yarrow" by Alexander Anderson
"O came ye here to hunt or hawk,
As ye hae done before, O?
Or came ye here to wiel' your brand,
Upo' the braes o' Yarrow."--
"The Braes O' Yarrow" by Henry Morley
"The Yarrow rins, an' as it rins
Nae sadness can it borrow
Frae that auld sang that's far awa',
When I'm wi' thee on Yarrow."
"Yarrow" by Alexander Anderson
"The Yarrow rins fu' fresh an' sweet,
The licht shines bricht an' clearly,
An' why should ae sad thocht be ours,
We wha lo'e ither dearly?
"Yarrow" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Peter Yarrow Speaks on Folk and Friendliness .
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Folk music icon Peter Yarrow to play free concert, deliver inspirational messages.
Tupelo Public Radio Project Featuring Peter Yarrow .
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Peter, Paul & Mary Peter Yarrow .
Yarrow edges Janniro at Fast Friday's Speedway.
Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalBryan Yarrow , (front) won the Div.
YARROW AN ENERGETIC LEGEND.
As a member of Peter Paul and Mary, Peter Yarrow 's legendary status in folk music is secure.
On August 15, 2008, Cornerstone members and their guests gathered at the Atlanta Botanical Garden for special benefit concert with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary.
Native son Alder Yarrow returns.
Andrew L Yarrow reports on cultural news for The New York Times Published: August 09, 1987.
How Tweens, Teens, and Twenty-Somethings are Revolutionizing Retail, consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow and reporter Jayne O'Donnell argue that today's young shoppers differ from their predecessors.
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