Noun Achillea Definition and Examples


Noun:

Achillea

Pronunciation:

/ˌakɪˈliːə//aˈkɪlɪə/

Definition:
1.

noun

A Eurasian and North African plant of a genus that includes the yarrow, typically having heads of small white or yellow flowers and fern-like leaves.
  1. 'The poorer the soil and the older the lawn, the better will be the flower display, but most park lawns will contain self-heal, daisy, achillea, and cat's-ear.'
  2. 'Flat topped flowerheads like achillea and open daisy-like flowers such as Michaelmas daisies are particularly attractive to insects and butterflies as they are very visible and accessible.'


noun

1. any composite plant of the genus Achillea, having toothed or divided leaves and flat-topped clusters of flowers, and including the yarrow and sneezewort.

Origin:
Via Latin from Greek Akhilleios, denoting a plant supposed to have been used medicinally by Achilles.

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