Milfoil Mil"foil, n. [F. mille-feuille, L. millefolium; mille thousand + folium leaf. See {Foil} a leaf.] (Bot.) A common composite herb ({Achillea Millefolium}) with white flowers and finely dissected leaves; yarrow. [1913 Webster]

{Water milfoil} (Bot.), an aquatic herb with dissected leaves ({Myriophyllum}). [1913 Webster]

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  • Milfoil — can refer to: The flowering terrestrial plant yarrow (Achillea millefolium) The aquatic plants in Genus Myriophyllum (commonly referred to as water milfoil and other variations including the word milfoil) This disambiguation page lists articles… …   Wikipedia

  • milfoil — [mil′foil΄] n. [OFr < L millefolium < mille, thousand + folium, leaf (see FOLIATE): from the finely divided leaves] 1. YARROW 2. WATER MILFOIL …   English World dictionary

  • milfoil — Yarrow Yar row, n. [OE. yarowe, yarwe, [yogh]arowe, AS. gearwe; akin to D. gerw, OHG. garwa, garawa, G. garbe, schafgarbe, and perhaps to E. yare.] (Bot.) An American and European composite plant ({Achillea Millefolium}) with very finely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milfoil — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin millefolium, from mille + folium leaf more at blade Date: 13th century 1. yarrow 2. water milfoil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • milfoil — [ mɪlfɔɪl] noun 1》 the common yarrow. 2》 (also water milfoil) an aquatic plant with whorls of fine submerged leaves and wind pollinated flowers. [Genus Myriophyllum.] Origin ME: via OFr. from L. millefolium, from mille thousand + folium leaf …   English new terms dictionary

  • milfoil — /ˈmɪlfɔɪl / (say milfoyl) noun 1. a herbaceous plant, Achillea millefolium, with finely divided leaves and small white to red flowers, sometimes used in medicine as a tonic and astringent; yarrow. 2. any of a number of species of Myriophyllum,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • milfoil — paprastoji kraujažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Achillea millefolium), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • milfoil — kraujažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Achillea). atitikmenys: lot. Achillea angl. bloodwort; yarrow; milfoil; thousand leaf vok. Schafgarbe rus. тысячелистник lenk. krwawnik …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • milfoil — /mil foyl /, n. yarrow (def. 1). [1250 1300; ME < OF < L milifolium, equiv. to mili , comb. form of mille thousand + folium leaf] * * * …   Universalium

  • milfoil — noun any of several pungent Eurasian herbs, of the genus Achillea Syn: yarrow …   Wiktionary

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