Camomile Cam"o*mile, Chamomile Cham"o*mile (k[a^]m"[-o]*m[imac]l), n. [LL. camonilla, corrupted fr. Gr. chamai`mhlon, lit. earth apple, being so called from the smell of its flower. See {Humble}, and {Melon}.] (Bot.) 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. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • camomile — mid 13c., from O.Fr. camemile, from L.L. camomilla, from L. chamomilla, from Gk. chamaimelon, lit. earth apple, from chamai on the ground (also dwarf; see CHAMELEON (Cf. chameleon)) + melon apple. So called for its scent. O.E. had it as camemalon …   Etymology dictionary

  • camomile — [kam′ə mīl΄, kam′əmēl΄] n. [see CHAMOMILE] any plant of two genera (Anthemis and Matricaria) of the composite family, with strong smelling foliage; esp., a plant ( A. nobilis) whose dried, daisylike flower heads are used as a medicine and in… …   English World dictionary

  • camomile — UK [ˈkæməmaɪl] / US [ˈkæməˌmaɪl] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms camomile : singular camomile plural camomiles a plant with small white flowers with yellow centres, used for making a type of tea …   English dictionary

  • camomile — noun a) 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. b) Any of several other similar plants. (See on Chamomile.) Syn: Roman camomile …   Wiktionary

  • camomile — SYN: chamomile. * * * camomile var of CHAMOMILE …   Medical dictionary

  • camomile — noun Camomile is used before these nouns: ↑tea …   Collocations dictionary

  • camomile — [[t]kæ̱məmaɪl[/t]] also chamomile N UNCOUNT Camomile is a scented plant with flowers like small daisies. The flowers can be used to make herbal tea …   English dictionary

  • camomile — cam·o·mile || kæməʊmaɪl n. type of plant with medicinal value (used to make camomile tea) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • camomile — bobramunis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Anthemis). atitikmenys: lot. Anthemis angl. camomile; chamomile vok. Hundskamille rus. пупавка; пупавник lenk. rumian …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • camomile — didramunis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Chamaemelum). atitikmenys: lot. Chamaemelum angl. camomile; chamomile vok. Hundskamille rus. пупавка lenk. rumian; rumianek …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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