Chamomile Definition

kămə-mīl, -mēl
noun
An aromatic perennial herb (Chamaemelum nobile) in the composite family, native to Europe and the Mediterranean region, having feathery foliage and flower heads with white rays and yellow centers.
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Webster's New World
A similar, related Eurasian annual plant (Matricaria recutita).
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The dried flower heads of either one of these plants, used to make an herbal tea and yielding an oil used in commercial flavorings and perfumery.
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Alternative spelling of camomile.

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Synonyms:
  • Anthemis nobilis
  • Chamaemelum nobilis
  • camomile
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Other Word Forms of Chamomile

Noun

Singular:
chamomile
Plural:
chamomiles

Origin of Chamomile

  • Middle English camomille from Old French from Late Latin chamomilla alteration of Latin chamaemēlon from Greek khamaimēlon khamai on the ground dhghem- in Indo-European roots mēlon apple

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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