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

 

chamomile

 noun
(especially North American English)(also camomile especially in British English)noun
BrE BrE//ˈkæməmaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæməmaɪl//
 
[uncountable]
 
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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 Origin Middle 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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