Yarrow vs Harrow - What's the difference?

yarrow | harrow |


As nouns the difference between yarrow and harrow

is that yarrow is any of several pungent eurasian and north american herbs, of the genus achillea , used in traditional herbal medicine or yarrow can be (uk) the green woodpecker, picus viridis while harrow is a device consisting of a heavy framework having several disks or teeth in a row, which is dragged across ploughed land to smooth or break up the soil, to remove weeds or cover seeds; a harrow plow.

As a verb harrow is

to drag a harrow over; to break up with a harrow.

As an interjection harrow is

(obsolete) a call for help, or of distress, alarm etc.

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yarrow

English

(wikipedia yarrow)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .

Noun

(en-noun)
  • any of several pungent Eurasian and North American herbs, of the genus Achillea , used in traditional herbal medicine
  • Synonyms
    * milfoil
    Hyponyms
    * Alps yarrow, * Chinese yarrow, * common yarrow, Achillea millefolium * Egyptian yarrow, * fernleaf yarrow, * Ligurian yarrow, * noble yarrow, * Siberian yarrow,

    Etymology 2

    (Picus viridis) (Picus viridis)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK) The green woodpecker, Picus viridis .
  • Anagrams

    *

    harrow

    English

    Etymology 1

    Either representing unattested (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A device consisting of a heavy framework having several disks or teeth in a row, which is dragged across ploughed land to smooth or break up the soil, to remove weeds or cover seeds; a harrow plow.
  • * 1918 , Louise & Aylmer Maude, trans. Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina , Oxford 1998, p. 153:
  • He sent for the carpenter, who was under contract to be with the threshing-machine, but it turned out that he was mending the harrows , which should have been mended the week before Lent.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1960 , author= , title=(Jeeves in the Offing) , section=chapter X , passage=“It may be fun for her,” I said with one of my bitter laughs, “but it isn't so diverting for the unfortunate toads beneath the harrow whom she plunges so ruthlessly in the soup.”}}
  • * 1969 , Bessie Head, When Rain Clouds Gather , Heinemann 1995, p. 28:
  • Part of your job would be to learn tractor ploughing and the use of planters, harrows , and cultivators.
  • (military) An obstacle formed by turning an ordinary harrow upside down, the frame being buried.
  • See also
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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To drag a harrow over; to break up with a harrow.
  • * Bible, Job xxxix. 10
  • Will he harrow the valleys after thee?
  • * 1719
  • When the corn was sown, I had no harrow, but was forced to go over it myself, and drag a great heavy bough of a tree over it, to scratch it, as it may be called, rather than rake or harrow it.
  • To traumatize or disturb; to frighten or torment.
  • The headless horseman harrowed Ichabod Crane as he tried to reach the bridge.
  • To break or tear, as with a harrow; to wound; to lacerate; to torment or distress; to vex.
  • * Rowe
  • my aged muscles harrowed up with whips
  • * Shakespeare
  • I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word / Would harrow up thy soul.
    Derived terms
    * harrowing * Harrowing of Hell

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) haro, harou, of uncertain origin.

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (obsolete) A call for help, or of distress, alarm etc.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.vi:
  • Harrow , the flames, which me consume (said hee) / Ne can be quencht, within my secret bowels bee.

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