an·​the·​mis | \ ˈan(t)thəmə̇s \

Definition of anthemis

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

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History and Etymology for anthemis

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

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“Anthemis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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