ach·il·le·a (ăk′ə-lēə, ə-kĭlē-ə)
[New Latin Achillēa, genus name, from Latin, achillēa, variant of achillēos, a healing herb said to have been used by Achilles, probably yarrow (used as a hemostatic in traditional medicine), from Greek akhilleios, of Achilles, a healing herb used by Achilles to treat wounds, from Akhilleus, Achilles (famed for his knowledge of healing herbs, taught to him by Chiron).]
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