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camomile


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  camomile 
  n  :  Eurasian  plant  apple-scented  foliage  and  white-rayed  flowers 
  and  feathery  leaves  used  medicinally;  in  some 
  classification  systems  placed  in  genus  Anthemis  [syn:  {chamomile}, 
  {Chamaemelum  nobilis},  {Anthemis  nobilis}] 




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