yarrow river

Yarrow

[yar-oh]
noun
a river in SE Scotland, flowing into the Tweed. 14 miles (23 km) long.
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yarrow (ˈjærəʊ)
 
n
See also sneezewort Also called: milfoil any of several plants of the genus Achillea, esp A. millefolium, of Eurasia, having finely dissected leaves and flat clusters of white flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)
 
[Old English gearwe; related to Old High German garwa, Dutch gerwe]

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yarrow
plant, also known as milfoil, O.E. gearwe, from P.Gmc. *garwo (cf. M.Du. garwe, O.H.G. garawa, Ger. Garbe), perhaps from a source akin to the root of yellow.
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