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camomile Line breaks: camo|mile
Pronunciation: /ˈkaməmʌɪl/
(also chiefly North American chamomile)

Definition of camomile in English:


An aromatic European plant of the daisy family, with white and yellow daisy-like flowers.
  • The perennial sweet (or Roman) camomile (Chamaemelum nobile (or Anthemis nobilis), family Compositae), traditionally used for lawns and herbal medicine, the annual German camomile (Matricaria recutita), used medicinally, and the yellow-flowered dyer’s camomile (Anthemis tinctoria), used to produce a yellow-brown dye
Example sentences
  • The herbs chamomile, valerian, yarrow, nettle, comfrey and dandelion can help make a success of your compost heap.
  • Medium-sized plants that take well to containers are beet, chamomile with its delicate white and yellow flowers, and everyone's favorite-tomatoes!
  • Almost everyone is familiar with the herb chamomile and its yellow and white daisy-like flowers that are used to make the popular tea.


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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