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camomile

[ kam-uh-mahyl, -meel ]
/ ˈkæm əˌmaɪl, -ˌmil /
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noun
a variant of chamomile.
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British Dictionary definitions for camomile

camomile

chamomile

/ (ˈkæməˌmaɪl) /

noun
any aromatic plant of the Eurasian genus Anthemis, esp A. nobilis, whose finely dissected leaves and daisy-like flowers are used medicinally: family Asteraceae (composites)
any plant of the related genus Matricaria, esp M. chamomilla (German or wild camomile)
camomile tea a medicinal beverage made from the fragrant leaves and flowers of any of these plants

Word Origin for camomile

C14: from Old French camomille, from Medieval Latin chamomilla, from Greek khamaimēlon, literally, earth-apple (referring to the apple-like scent of the flowers)
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