Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

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  • I have used it as an emetic since I was 12. Guess what it means to me drinking as a relaxing ptisan.

    June 24, 2008

  • Tastes like camel tea to me.

    June 24, 2008

  • I know, my friend, but it's not that helpful for me.

    June 24, 2008

  • Camomile tea is so good for relaxing.

    May 14, 2008