camomile

noun

cam·​o·​mile

variant spelling of chamomile

1
: a perennial composite (see composite entry 1 sense 1b) herb (Chamaemelum nobile synonym Anthemis nobilis) of Europe and North Africa with aromatic (see aromatic entry 1 sense 1) foliage and flower heads
2
: any of several composite plants (genera Matricaria and Anthemis) related to chamomile
especially : an annual Eurasian herb (M. recutita synonym M. chamomilla) naturalized (see naturalize sense 4) in North America
3
: the dried flower heads of chamomile that are often used in making tea and that yield an essential oil possessing medicinal properties

Examples of camomile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Essential oils like lavender, sandalwood, bergamot, and camomile have all been touted for their calming properties. Emily Stone, Verywell Health, 5 June 2023 Offered the man a nice cup of camomile and verbena? Jessica Kiang, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2022 But teatime can just as easily be a calming sip of camomile before bed. Richard Morgan, Star Tribune, 9 Mar. 2021

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“Camomile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camomile. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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camomile

variant of chamomile

Medical Definition

camomile

variant of chamomile

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