from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.
  • n. A similar, related Eurasian annual plant (Matricaria recutita).
  • n. 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.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of camomile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See camomile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See camomile.

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


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.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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