Camomile meaning

kămə-mīl, -mēl
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.
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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.
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Any of several other similar plants. (See below)
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Short for a camomile tea, an herbal tisane made from camomile blossoms.
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Origin of camomile

  • From Middle English, first attested 1265, from Old French camomille, from Latin chamaemelon, from Ancient Greek χαμαίμηλον (khamaímêlon, “earth-apple”), from χαμαί (khamaí, “on the ground”) + μῆλον (mễlon, “apple”). So called because of the apple-like scent of the plant.

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