from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of chamomile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. Any of several other similar plants. (See Wikipedia on Chamomile.)
- n. Short for a camomile tea, a herbal tea made from camomile leaves.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of herbs (Anthemis) of the Composite family. The common camomile, Anthemis nobilis, is used as a popular remedy. Its flowers have a strong and fragrant and a bitter, aromatic taste. They are tonic, febrifugal, and in large doses emetic, and the volatile oil is carminative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common name of Anthemis nobilis, a low creeping composite plant of Europe, with strongly scented foliage, which has long been in cultivation and of popular repute as a bitter stomachic and tonic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Eurasian plant with apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally; in some classification systems placed in genus Anthemis
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. (Wiktionary)