Arrow vs Yarrow - What's the difference?

arrow | yarrow |

As nouns the difference between arrow and yarrow

is that arrow is a projectile consisting of a shaft, a point and a tail with stabilizing fins that is shot from a bow while 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 .

As a verb arrow

is to move swiftly and directly (like an arrow).

As a contraction arrow

is (obsolete).



Etymology 1

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


(en noun)
  • A projectile consisting of a shaft, a point and a tail with stabilizing fins that is shot from a bow.
  • *
  • Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
  • A sign or symbol used to indicate a direction (e.g. \to).
  • (lb) A directed edge.
  • A dart.
  • Synonyms
    * (projectile) streal * (in graph theory) arc, directed edge
    Derived terms
    * arrowsmith * arrow-finger * arrowhead * arrow of time / time's arrow * arrowroot * arrowy * straight as an arrow
    See also


    (en verb)
  • To move swiftly and directly (like an arrow)
  • To let fly swiftly and directly
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=April 9 , author=Mandeep Sanghera , title=Tottenham 1 - 2 Norwich , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Jermain Defoe dinked in an equaliser and Gareth Bale hit the crossbar for the hosts before Elliott Bennett arrowed in Norwich's winner. }}

    Etymology 2

    Representing pronunciation.


  • (obsolete)
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, page 153:
  • though he hath lived here this many years, I don't believe there is arrow a servant in the house ever saw the colour of his money.



    (wikipedia yarrow)

    Etymology 1

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


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

    Etymology 2

    (Picus viridis) (Picus viridis)


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