Yarrow vs Sanguinary - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between yarrow and sanguinary

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 sanguinary is a bloodthirsty person.

As a adjective sanguinary is

(label) attended with bloodshed.



(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





    (en adjective)
  • (label) Attended with bloodshed.
  • * 1625 , , "Unity in Religion" (Google preview):
  • We may not propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences.
  • * 1887 , :
  • " every one of which took its rise from some noble family that succeeded in grasping the purple after a sanguinary struggle."
  • (label) Eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty.
  • * :
  • Passion makes us brutal and sanguinary .
  • * 1877 , Samuel Green, The Life of Mahomet: Founder of the Religion of Islamism and of the Empire of the Saracens with Notices of the History of Islamism and of Arabia , p. 126:
  • "The defence set up for Mahomet is equally availing for every sanguinary and revengeful tyrant; "
  • (label) Consisting of, covered with, or similar in appearance to blood.
  • * 1913 , :
  • Here is the premeditation, the thrill, the strain of accumulating victory or disaster—and no smashed nor sanguinary bodies , that we who are old enough to remember a real modern war know to be the reality of belligerence.

    Usage notes

    * Not to be confused with (sanguine). (term) means “optimistic”, while (term) means “bloodthirsty, gory”.


    * (attended with bloodshed) bloody, gory * (eager to shed blood) bloodthirsty, bloody-minded, butcherous, slaughterous * bloody, gory


  • A bloodthirsty person.
  • The plant yarrow, or herba sanguinaria .