AskDefine | Define chamomile

Dictionary Definition

chamomile n : Eurasian plant apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally; in some classification systems placed in genus Anthemis [syn: camomile, Chamaemelum nobilis, Anthemis nobilis]

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Extensive Definition

The name Chamomile or Camomile (from Greek χαμαίμηλον - chamaimēlon) can refer to any of several distinct species in the sunflower family (Asteraceae):
chamomile in German: Kamille
chamomile in Modern Greek (1453-): Χαμομήλι
chamomile in Spanish: Manzanilla
chamomile in Dutch: Kamille
chamomile in Polish: Rumianek pospolity
chamomile in Portuguese: Camomila
chamomile in Russian: Ромашка
chamomile in Swedish: Kamomille
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