What does stinking chamomile mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term stinking chamomile:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mayweed, dog fennel, stinking mayweed, stinking chamomile, Anthemis cotula(noun)

    widespread rank-smelling weed having white-rayed flower heads with yellow discs


  1. stinking chamomile

    Anthemis cotula, also known as stinking chamomile, or mayweed, is a flowering annual plant with a noticeable and strong odor. The odor is often considered unpleasant, and it is from this that it gains the common epithet "stinking". In pre-colonial times, its distribution was limited to the Old Continent and Africa; though it was established in most of Europe, it was not present in Finland, Ireland, or the northernmost reaches of Scotland, in spite of the fact that these countries feature climatic regions favorable to this plant and are in proximity to countries where the species is native, such as Russia, Estonia, Lithuania and England. It has successfully migrated to the New Europes where it can be found growing in meadows, alongside roads, and in fields.The name "cotula" is the Latin form of κοτύλη kotylē, the Greek word for "small cup", describing the shape of the flowers; it was assigned by Carl Linnaeus in his work Species Plantarum in 1753.Anthemis cotula is also known by a wide variety of other names, including mather, dog- or hog's-fennel, dog-finkle, dog-daisy, pig-sty-daisy, chigger-weed, mayweed, Johnnyweed, maroute, Maruta cotula, Cotula Maruta foetida, Manzanilla loca, wild chamomile, Camomille puante. Foetid Chamomile, maithes, maithen, mathor mayweed chamomile, camomille des chiens, camomille puante, stinkende Hundskamille, camomila-de-cachorro, macéla-fétida, and manzanilla hedionda.


  1. stinking chamomile

    Stinking chamomile, also known as Anthemis Cotula, is a flowering plant in the sunflower family, native to Europe and North Africa. It is an annual herb with white flowers and finely divided, fern-like leaves which release a strong, pungent odor when crushed, hence the name "stinking chamomile". Despite its name, it is not related to the chamomile used in tea and should not be consumed due to its bitter taste and possible toxicity. It's often considered a weed in most areas.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stinking chamomile in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stinking chamomile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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