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chamomile Explained

chamomile at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Medieval Latin; Origin: camomilla, from Latin chamaemelon, from Greek, from chamai ( CHAMELION) + melon 'apple']// another spelling of camomile//

chamomile at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of the more than 100 species of Eurasian herbs that make up the genus Anthemis, in the composite family; also, a similar plant in the genus Chamaemelum of the same family. Both genera have yellow or white ray flowers and yellow disk flowers. Several Anthemis species are cultivated as ornamentals, especially golden marguerite, or yellow chamomile (A. tinctoria). The strong-smelling mayweed (A. cotula) has been used in medicines and insecticides. Chamomile tea, used as a tonic and an antiseptic as well as in herbal remedies, is made from C. nobile, or A. nobilis.

chamomile at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(also camomile) noun
[U] a plant with a sweet smell and small white and yellow flowers. Its dried leaves and flowers are used to make tea, medicine, etc:
chamomile tea

Chamomile at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Camomile \Cam"o*mile\, Chamomile \Cham"o*mile\, n.[LL.
camonilla, corrupted fr. Gr. ?, 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, {A. 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.

Chamomile \Cham"o*mile\, n. (Bot.)
See {Camomile}.

chamomile at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

chamomile
n : Eurasian plant apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers
and feathery leaves used medicinally; in some
classification systems placed in genus Anthemis [syn: {camomile},
{Chamaemelum nobilis}, {Anthemis nobilis}]

chamomile at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: alternative spelling of » camomile

  • Translation: et » chamomile
    Translation: gl » chamomile
    Translation: io » chamomile
    Translation: pl » chamomile
    Translation: ro » chamomile
    Translation: ta » chamomile
    Translation: te » chamomile
    Translation: zh » chamomile