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cham·o·mile

or cam·o·mile  (kăm′ə-mīl′, -mēl′)
n.
1. 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.
2. A similar, related Eurasian annual plant (Matricaria recutita).
3. 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.

[Middle English camomille, from Old French, from Late Latin chamomilla, alteration of Latin chamaemēlon, from Greek khamaimēlon : khamai, on the ground; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots + mēlon, apple.]

chamomile

(ˈkæməˌmaɪl)
n
(Plants) a variant spelling of camomile

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.chamomile - Eurasian plant with apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinallychamomile - 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

cham·o·mile

, camomile
n. manzanilla, té, sedante gastrointestinal.

chamomile

n (bot) manzanilla