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Definition of "milfoil" [mil•foil]

  • See yarrow. (noun)
  • Water milfoil. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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