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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for yarrish in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


From yar (sour, brackish) +‎ -ish.


yarrish (comparative more yarrish, superlative most yarrish)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Having a rough, dry taste.
    • 1900, Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art, Report and transactions (volume 32)
      The others are of a dry or yarrish taste and mixd with Whitesour make an incomparable Cider.

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