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  • n. Plural form of camomile.


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  • Nearly allied are quite a number of garden-plants with double flower-heads, among which are the double camomiles.

    Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation

  • I have compared my novelty with the choicest double camomiles and others, but failed to discover any real difference.

    Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation

  • Even the best white camomiles (_Chrysanthemum inodorum_) and the gold-flowers or garden-marigolds (_Calendula officinalis_) do not come nearer to purity since they always have scores of little tubular florets between the rays on their disks.

    Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation

  • Then mother says -- 'Don't I tell you she said she'd got the toothache, and she was going to lie down a bit, and I went to take her up some camomiles I'd been hotting, and she wasn't there, and her bolsters and pillows, poor lamb, made up to pretend she was, and

    In Homespun

  • A few yellow hawkweeds, a few camomiles, grew in hollows here and there; but of grass not a blade.

    By the Ionian Sea

  • O mouth of the beloved, who set thy pearls arow And eke with wine fulfilled thee and camomiles like show,

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume IV

  • [FN#28] The word ucwaneh, here used in the dual number, usually designates the teeth, in its common meaning of "camomile - flower": but the lips are here expressly mentioned, and this fact, together with that of the substitution, in the Breslau edition, of the word akikan (two cornelians or rubies) for ucwanetan (two camomiles), as in the Calcutta and Boulac editions, shows that the word is intended to be taken in its rarer meaning of "corn-marigold."

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume IV

  • "It's very kind of you to say so, my dear, and of course I shouldn't think of going without some camomiles, and poppy-heads, and a little castor-oil, and salts and senny, and jollop.

    To The West


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