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English[]

Alternative spellings[]

  • chamomile (botany, pharmacology)

Etymology[]

From Middle English, first attested 1265, from Old French camomille < Latin chamoemelon < Ancient Greek χαμαίμηλον (chamaimēlon), earth-apple) < χαμαί (chamai), on the ground) + μῆλον (mēlon), apple). So called because of the apple-like scent of the plant.

Noun[]

Singular
Camomile

Plural
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  1. A composite plant, Anthemis nobilis, which resembles the daisy and possesses a bitter, aromatic quality, used in the making of teas and as a herbal remedy.
  2. Any of several other similar plants. (See Wikipedia on Chamomile.)
  3. Short for a camomile tea, a herbal tea made from camomile leaves.

Synonyms[]

  • (composite plant): Roman camomile

See also[]

Translations[]

et:camomile fr:camomile ko:camomile io:camomile hu:camomile pl:camomile ro:camomile te:camomile vi:camomile zh:camomile

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