anthemis

noun an·the·mis \ˈan(t)thəmə̇s\

Definition of anthemis

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of Old World herbs (family Compositae) with pinnatifid leaves and daisylike heads in which the disk flowers are perfect and the ray flowers pistillate or neutral — see chamomile

  2. 2 plural -es :  the dried flower heads of a common chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) used as a bitter tonic and stomachic

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Origin and Etymology of anthemis

New Latin, from Latin, chamomile, from Greek, from anthos


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