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  • Refers to Composite plant, Anthemis nobilis, which resembles the daisy and possess a bitter, aromatic quality. It is used in the making of teas and as a herbal remedy for many problems, esp. for the stomach. Native to the Britain and parts of western Europe and often called Roman camomile. Distinguished from German chamomile.
  • A tea made from camomile leaves.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

{ Cam"o*mile, Cham"o*mile } (?), n.[LL. camonilla, corrupted fr. Gr. &?;, lit. earth apple, being so called from the smell of its flower. See Humble, and Melon.] (Bot.) A genus of herbs (Anthemis) of the Composite family. The common camomile, A. nobilis, is used as a popular remedy. Its flowers have a strong and fragrant and a bitter, aromatic taste. They are tonic, febrifugal, and in large doses emetic, and the volatile oil is carminative.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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