Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See yarrow.
  • n. Water milfoil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several pungent Eurasian herbs, of the genus Achillea

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A common composite herb (Achillea Millefolium) with white flowers and finely dissected leaves; yarrow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A composite herb, Achillea Millefolium, also called yarrow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mīlifolium : mīlle, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots + folium, leaf; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Climbing the steep pastures beyond Steps Farm, aiming for the dark fringe of conifers that rim the top of Revidge, the dominant flowers were yarrow, alias milfoil or "thousand leaves" because of the tiny segments into which these are divided.

    Country diary

  • But cutting the milfoil is a time-consuming process, and the weeds grow back.

    News & Features from Minnesota Public Radio

  • In Messalonskee, project officials will be hunting for variable-leaf milfoil, which is less common nationally than the Eurasian milfoil that has plagued Salmon Lake in Belgrade.

    Morning Sentinel News

  • That's the thinking behind forthcoming plans to research and manage infestations of the harmful invasive plant called milfoil in Maine's inland waters, including Messalonskee Lake in Oakland.

    Morning Sentinel News

  • In Messalonskee, project officials will be hunting for variable-leaf milfoil, which is less common nationally than the Eurasian milfoil that has plagued Salmon Lake in Belgrade, according to Dr. Peter Kallin, executive director of the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance.

    Morning Sentinel News

  • Twitch it over lily pads and any type of matted vegetation, such as milfoil and hydrilla.

    25 Killer Spring Tips for Bass, Trout, Crappie, Walleys, and Pike

  • Concentrate on aquatic vegetation such as milfoil, hydrilla, and pond weeds, targeting them with a black 8-inch or larger plastic worm rigged on a 4/0 worm hook with a 3/8-ounce bullet sinker (you'll want to use 14-to 17-pound monofilament, and a medium-heavy-weight rod).

    Where to Fish for Bass in Hot Weather During Different Times of the Day

  • This one he'll use around vegetation such as milfoil or lily pads.

    ESPN.com

  • The Lake and Pond Weed Shear can cut weeds such as milfoil, hydrilla, coon tail, curly leaf pond weed, hyacinth, lily pads, flowering rush and even cattails with ease.

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  • Yes | No | Report from muskiemaster wrote 37 weeks 6 days ago sounds like some of the stuff like eurasian milfoil and purple loostrife in northern wisconsin that can take over water habitats.

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