chamomile

Chamomile is a plant with pretty little white flowers and a sweet smell. Dried chamomile is often used to make herbal tea.

You might grow chamomile in your garden for its blossoms, which look like tiny daisies, or for its smell, which is a little bit like apples. Chamomile tea is well-known for helping you sleep well at night, and most people like the way it tastes, too. You can also spell it camomile, and its root goes back to the Greek word khamaimēlon, "earth apple," from khamai, "on the ground," and mēlon, "apple."

DEFINITIONS OF: chamomile

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n Eurasian plant with apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally; in some classification systems placed in genus Anthemis

Synonyms:
Anthemis nobilis, Chamaemelum nobilis, camomile
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

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camomile
chamomile
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