follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

Yarrow

[yar-oh] /ˈyær oʊ/
noun
1.
a river in SE Scotland, flowing into the Tweed. 14 miles (23 km) long.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for yarrow river

yarrow

/ˈjærəʊ/
noun
1.
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) Also called milfoil See also sneezewort
Word Origin
Old English gearwe; related to Old High German garwa, Dutch gerwe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for yarrow river
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for Yarrow

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for yarrow

12
11
Scrabble Words With Friends