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cam·o·mile

 (kăm′ə-mīl′, -mēl′)
n.
Variant of chamomile.

camomile

(ˈkæməˌmaɪl) or

chamomile

n
1. (Plants) any aromatic plant of the Eurasian genus Anthemis, esp A. nobilis, whose finely dissected leaves and daisy-like flowers are used medicinally: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) any plant of the related genus Matricaria, esp M. chamomilla (German or wild camomile)
3. (Plants) camomile tea a medicinal beverage made from the fragrant leaves and flowers of any of these plants
[C14: from Old French camomille, from Medieval Latin chamomilla, from Greek khamaimēlon, literally, earth-apple (referring to the apple-like scent of the flowers)]

cham•o•mile

or cam•o•mile

(ˈkæm əˌmaɪl, -ˌmil)

n.
1. a composite plant, Chamaemelium nobile (or Anthemis nobilis), native to the Old World, having strongly scented foliage and white ray flowers with yellow centers used medicinally and as a tea.
2. any of several allied plants of the genera Matricaria and Tripleurospermum.
[1350–1400; Middle English camomille < Middle French, Old French camomille or Medieval Latin camomilla, for Latin chamaemēlon < Greek chamaímēlon=chamaí on the ground + mêlon apple]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.camomile - Eurasian plant with apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinallycamomile - Eurasian plant with apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally; in some classification systems placed in genus Anthemis
camomile tea - tea-like drink made from camomile leaves and flowers
Chamaemelum, genus Chamaemelum - small genus of plants sometimes included in genus Anthemis: chamomile
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Translations
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kamomille
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camomile

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A. Ncamomila f
B. CPD camomile tea Nmanzanilla f

camomile

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camomile

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camomile

[ˈkæməʊmaɪl] ncamomilla

cham·o·mile

, camomile
n. manzanilla, té, sedante gastrointestinal.
References in classic literature ?
He could see it plainly between the gaunt trunks of the water-oaks and across the stretch of yellow camomile.
Soup does very well without--Maybe it's always pepper that makes people hot-tempered,' she went on, very much pleased at having found out a new kind of rule, `and vinegar that makes them sour--and camomile that makes them bitter--and--and barley-sugar and such things that make children sweet-tempered.
His mother put him to bed, and made some camomile tea; and she gave a dose of it to Peter!
No rain had fallen for the last three or four days, and the weather was perfect for that time of the year: there was less dust than usual on the dark-green hedge-rows and on the wild camomile that starred the roadside, yet the grass was dry enough for the little children to roll on it, and there was no cloud but a long dash of light, downy ripple, high, high up in the far-off blue sky.
she stooped down and picked a wild camomile at the edge of the path.
THREE cups of camomile tea a day may help improve your blood sugar levels if you're one of the three million Brits with Type 2 diabetes.
Three | cups of camomile tea a day may help improve your blood sugar levels if you're one of the three million Brits with Type 2 diabetes.
After just eight weeks, the regular camomile tea drinkers had lower blood sugar levels and higher antioxidant levels compared with those who drank water, according to the new study in Nutrition.
The new flavours include Blackberry Syllabub, Foraged Fruits, Strawberries and Cream, Wild About Mint, Green Tea with Sunshine Lemon, Pure Green Tea, Cool Camomile and the unique herbal Earl Grey called The Earl of Dorset each bringing something fresh to the Dorset Tea range.
The tasty collection includes Delicate Camomile, Fresh Peppermint, Juicy Red Berries, Smooth Red Bush & Vanilla and Aromatic Spices and Mint.
I might erect a flag to mark the unofficial border and set up a van selling Yorkshire brews as a welcome to weary Northerners after all that poncey camomile tea.