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chamomile

or cam·o·mile

[ kam-uh-mahyl, -meel ]
/ ˈkæm əˌmaɪl, -ˌmil /
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noun
a composite plant, Chamaemelium nobile (or Anthemis nobilis), native to the Old World, having strongly scented foliage and white ray flowers with yellow centers used medicinally and as a tea.
any of several allied plants of the genera Matricaria and Tripleurospermum.
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Origin of chamomile

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English camamyll, camomille, from Middle French, Old French camomille or Medieval Latin camomilla, for Latin chamaemēlon, from Greek chamaímēlon, equivalent to chamaí “on the ground” + mêlon “apple”; allegedly so called from the applelike odor of the flowers

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British Dictionary definitions for chamomile

chamomile
/ (ˈkæməˌmaɪl) /

noun
a variant spelling of camomile
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