chamomile oil

chamomile oil
noun
: a blue aromatic essential oil obtained from the flower heads of either of two plants:
a. : such an oil obtained from the common European chamomile and used in perfumes and in medicine — called also Roman chamomile oil
b. : such an oil obtained from a related plant (Matricaria chamomilla) and used in perfumes — called also German chamomile oil

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