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Achillea AgeratumSweet Sweet, a. [Compar. Sweeter; superl. Sweetest.] [OE.
swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te,
OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s["u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr,
s[oe]tr, Sw. s["o]t, Dan. s["o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for
suadvis, Gr. ?, Skr. sv[=a]du sweet, svad, sv[=a]d, to
sweeten. [root]175. Cf. Assuage, Suave, Suasion.]
1. Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar;
saccharine; -- opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet
beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges.
2. Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a
sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense.
The breath of these flowers is sweet to me.
3. Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the
sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet
voice; a sweet singer.
To make his English sweet upon his tongue.
A voice sweet, tremulous, but powerful. --Hawthorne.
4. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair;
as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion.
Sweet interchange Of hill and valley, rivers, woods,
and plains. --Milton.
5. Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water. --Bacon.
6. Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically:
(a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread.
(b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as,
sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.
7. Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable;
winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners.
Canst thou bind the sweet influence of Pleiades?
Mildness and sweet reasonableness is the one
established rule of Christian working. --M. Arnold.
Note: Sweet is often used in the formation of self-explaining
compounds; as, sweet-blossomed, sweet-featured,
sweet-smelling, sweet-tempered, sweet-toned, etc.
Sweet alyssum. (Bot.) See Alyssum.
Sweet apple. (Bot.)
(a) Any apple of sweet flavor.
(b) See Sweet-top.
Sweet bay. (Bot.)
(a) The laurel (laurus nobilis).
(b) Swamp sassafras.
Sweet calabash (Bot.), a plant of the genus Passiflora
(P. maliformis) growing in the West Indies, and
producing a roundish, edible fruit, the size of an apple.
Sweet cicely. (Bot.)
(a) Either of the North American plants of the
umbelliferous genus Osmorrhiza having aromatic roots
and seeds, and white flowers. --Gray.
(b) A plant of the genus Myrrhis (M. odorata) growing
Sweet calamus, or Sweet cane. (Bot.) Same as Sweet
Sweet Cistus (Bot.), an evergreen shrub (Cistus Ladanum)
from which the gum ladanum is obtained.
Sweet clover. (Bot.) See Melilot.
Sweet coltsfoot (Bot.), a kind of butterbur (Petasites
sagittata) found in Western North America.
Sweet corn (Bot.), a variety of the maize of a sweet taste.
See the Note under Corn.
Sweet fern (Bot.), a small North American shrub
(Comptonia, or Myrica, asplenifolia) having
sweet-scented or aromatic leaves resembling fern leaves.
Sweet flag (Bot.), an endogenous plant (Acorus Calamus)
having long flaglike leaves and a rootstock of a pungent
aromatic taste. It is found in wet places in Europe and
America. See Calamus, 2.
Sweet gale (Bot.), a shrub (Myrica Gale) having bitter
fragrant leaves; -- also called sweet willow, and Dutch
myrtle. See 5th Gale.
Sweet grass (Bot.), holy, or Seneca, grass.
Sweet gum (Bot.), an American tree (Liquidambar
styraciflua). See Liquidambar.
Sweet herbs, fragrant herbs cultivated for culinary
Sweet John (Bot.), a variety of the sweet William.
Sweet leaf (Bot.), horse sugar. See under Horse.
Sweet marjoram. (Bot.) See Marjoram.
Sweet marten (Zo["o]l.), the pine marten.
Sweet maudlin (Bot.), a composite plant (Achillea
Ageratum) allied to milfoil.
Sweet oil, olive oil.
Sweet pea. (Bot.) See under Pea.
Sweet potato. (Bot.) See under Potato.
Sweet rush (Bot.), sweet flag.
Sweet spirits of niter (Med. Chem.) See Spirit of nitrous
ether, under Spirit.
Sweet sultan (Bot.), an annual composite plant (Centaurea
moschata), also, the yellow-flowered (C. odorata); --
called also sultan flower.
Sweet tooth, an especial fondness for sweet things or for
(a) (Bot.) A species of pink (Dianthus barbatus) of many
(b) (Zo["o]l.) The willow warbler.
(c) (Zo["o]l.) The European goldfinch; -- called also
sweet Billy. [Prov. Eng.]
Sweet willow (Bot.), sweet gale.
Sweet wine. See Dry wine, under Dry.
To be sweet on, to have a particular fondness for, or
special interest in, as a young man for a young woman.
Syn: Sugary; saccharine; dulcet; luscious. Achillea MillefoliumYarrow Yar"row, n. [OE. yarowe, yarwe, [yogh]arowe, AS.
gearwe; akin to D. gerw, OHG. garwa, garawa, G. garbe,
schafgarbe, and perhaps to E. yare.] (Bot.)
An American and European composite plant (Achillea
Millefolium) with very finely dissected leaves and small
white corymbed flowers. It has a strong, and somewhat
aromatic, odor and taste, and is sometimes used in making
beer, or is dried for smoking. Called also milfoil, and
nosebleed. Achillea MillefoliumMilfoil Mil"foil, n. [F. mille-feuille, L. millefolium; mille
thousand + folium leaf. See Foil a leaf.] (Bot.)
A common composite herb (Achillea Millefolium) with white
flowers and finely dissected leaves; yarrow.
Water milfoil (Bot.), an aquatic herb with dissected leaves
(Myriophyllum). Achillea PtarmicaSneezewort Sneeze"wort`, n. (Bot.)
A European herbaceous plant (Achillea Ptarmica) allied to
the yarrow, having a strong, pungent smell. Achillea ptarmica Goose grass. (Bot.)
(a) A plant of the genus Galium (G. Aparine), a
favorite food of geese; -- called also catchweed and
(b) A species of knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare).
(c) The annual spear grass (Poa annua).
Goose neck, anything, as a rod of iron or a pipe, curved
like the neck of a goose; specially (Naut.), an iron hook
connecting a spar with a mast.
Goose quill, a large feather or quill of a goose; also, a
pen made from it.
Goose skin. See Goose flesh, above.
Goose tongue (Bot.), a composite plant (Achillea
ptarmica), growing wild in the British islands.
Sea goose. (Zo["o]l.) See Phalarope.
Solan goose. (Zo["o]l.) See Gannet.
Achillean Ach`il*le"an, a.
Resembling Achilles, the hero of the Iliad; invincible.
Meaning of Achillea from wikipedia
- yarrow Achillea aucheri Achillea auriculata Achillea baikalensis Achillea barbeyana Achillea barrelieri Achillea biserrata Achillea boissieri Achillea
millefolium, commonly known
/ˈjæroʊ/ or common yarrow
is a flowering plant
in the family
Asteraceae. It is native
ptarmica, the sneezewort, sneezeweed, **** pellitory, European
pellitory, fair-maid-of-France, goose
yarrow, wild pellitory...
- Achillea filipendulina
yarrow, ****oil, nosebleed) is an Asian species
of flowering herbaceous perennial plants
in the sunflower...
alpina, commonly known
yarrow, Chinese yarrow
yarrow, is an Asian
and North American species
in the sunflower...
, plants Achillea
(band), a band Chilia
Veche, a town, formerly called Achillea
- Achillea Common yarrow
– Achillea millefolium Fernleaf yarrow
– Achillea filipendulina Sneezewort yarrow
– Achillea ptarmica Woolly yarrow
nobilis, the noble
yarrow, is a flowering plant
in the sunflower
family. It is native
to Eurasia, widespread across
most of Europe
- The flowering terrestrial plant Achillea millefolium
as yarrow) Various species
of the genus Achillea
(yarrows or ****oils) The aquatic...
are used as food plants
by the caterpillars
of a number
moths: Monophagous species
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