Definition of chamomile noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(especially North American English) (also camomile especially in British English) noun
BrE BrE//ˈkæməmaɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæməmaɪl//
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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 Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French camomille, from late Latin chamomilla, from Greek khamaimēlon ‘earth-apple’ (because of the apple-like smell of its flowers).
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