A boy making a garland of camomile
Alternative forms 
From Middle English, first attested 1265, from Old French camomille, from Latin chamaemelon, from Ancient Greek χαμαίμηλον (khamaímêlon, “earth-apple”), from χαμαί (khamaí, “on the ground”) + μῆλον (mễlon, “apple”). So called because of the apple-like scent of the plant.
camomile (plural camomiles)
- A composite plant, Anthemis nobilis, which resembles the daisy and possesses a bitter, aromatic quality, used in the making of teas and as a herbal remedy.
- Any of several other similar plants. (See Wikipedia on Chamomile.)
- Short for a camomile tea, a herbal tea made from camomile leaves.
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