chamomile

noun
cham·​o·​mile | \ ˈka-mə-ˌmī(-ə)l How to pronounce chamomile (audio) , -ˌmēl How to pronounce chamomile (audio) \
variants: or camomile

Definition 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

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Examples of chamomile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ingredients include chamomile extract, pro-vitamin B5, avocado oil, lotus blossom, and vitamin E, so your skin should feel softer after your shower. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 June 2022 Its vegan formula includes soothing chamomile flower water, calendula extract and passionfruit to maintain your moisture balance. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 May 2022 Corden opted to take a slurp of a chamomile tea containing cherries and Tofurkey rather than reveal the number. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 27 June 2022 The core ingredient used in this cleanser is calming feverfew - a natural ingredient related to chamomile, it can be used topically to help in calming sensitive skin and reducing the appearance of irritated, red, and dry skin. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 May 2022 Active ingredients: Jojoba esters, chamomile, and green tea. Cristina Montemayor, Men's Health, 22 June 2022 Craving raicilla, an intriguing mezcal, or chamomile-infused blended scotch? Robin Soslow, Chron, 19 June 2022 The chamomile, cornflowers, ferns, irises and rustling grasses of the fields. Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2022 Next up in these tasty gummies are herbal components chamomile, passion flower, and lemon balm to promote calmness. The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chamomile

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chamomile

Middle English camemille, from Medieval Latin camomilla, modification of Latin chamaemelon, from Greek chamaimēlon, from chamai + mēlon apple

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The first known use of chamomile was in the 13th century

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chamomile

noun
cham·​o·​mile
variants: or camomile \ ˈkam-​ə-​ˌmīl How to pronounce chamomile (audio) , -​ˌmēl How to pronounce chamomile (audio) \

Medical Definition of chamomile

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

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