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

Word History


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

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“Anthemis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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