Origin of camomileMiddle English camomille from Old French camemile from Classical Latin chamomilla from Classical Greek chamaim?lon, earth apple from chamai, on the ground (see chameleon) + m?lon, apple (see melon)
any plant of either of two genera (Anthemis and Matricaria) of the composite family, with strong-smelling foliage; esp., a plant (A. nobilis) whose dried, daisylike flower heads are used as a medicine and in making tea
Variant of chamomile
- Composite plant with a fragrance reminiscent of apples:
- Matricaria recutita (formerly known as Matricaria chamomilla), German chamomile or Hungarian chamomile, with fragrant flowers used for tea, and as an herbal remedy.
- Chamaemelum nobile (formerly Anthemis nobilis), English chamomile or Roman chamomile, a ground cover with fragrant foliage.
- Any of several other similar plants. (See below)
- Short for a camomile tea, an herbal tisane made from camomile blossoms.
- The double-flowered form of the Corn Camomile (A. arvensis) is sometimes cultivated among annual plants.
- Rock Camomile (Anthemis) - Vigorous perennials and rock plants.
- Camomile tea; and similarly for the afternoon meal at which tea is served.
- Juniper, cinnamon, carraway, camomile, cloves and other flavouring agents are also employed in conjunction with the bitter principles, alcohol and sugar.