Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large genus of perennial herbaceous plants, natural order Compositæ, of the northern hemisphere and mostly of the old world.

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  • noun Any of various plants of the genus Achillea

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  • noun any of several plants of the genus Achillea native to Europe and having small white flowers in flat-topped flower heads

Etymologies

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

New Latin Achillēa, genus name, from Latin, a plant that healed wounds, from Greek akhilleios, of Achilles, plant that healed wounds, from Akhilleus, Achilles.

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From the genus name Achillea

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