(Cam"mock) n. [AS. cammoc.] (Bot.) A plant having long hard, crooked roots, the Ononis
spinosa; called also rest- harrow. The Scandix Pecten-Veneris is also called cammock.
(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.
(||Ca*mon"flet) n. [F.] (Mil.) A small mine, sometimes formed in the wall or side of an enemy's
gallery, to blow in the earth and cut off the retreat of the miners. Farrow.
(Ca"mous Ca"moys) a. [F. camus (equiv. to camard) flat-nosed, fr. Celtic Cam croked + suff. -
us; akin to L. camur, camurus, croked.] Flat; depressed; crooked; said only of the nose. [Obs.]
(Ca"moused), a. [From Camouse] Depressed; flattened. [Obs.]
Though my nose be cammoused.
(Ca"mous*ly), adv. Awry. [Obs.] Skelton.
(Camp) n. [F. camp, It. campo, fr. L. campus plant, field; akin to Gr. kh^pos garden. Cf. Campaign,
1. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen,
2. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.
Forming a camp in the neighborhood of Boston.
3. A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp.
4. The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc.
The camp broke up with the confusion of a flight.
5. (Agric.) A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against
frost; called also burrow and pie. [Prov. Eng.]
6. [Cf. OE. & AS. camp contest, battle. See champion.] An ancient game of football, played in some
parts of England. Halliwell.
Camp bedstead, a light bedstead that can be folded up onto a small space for easy transportation.
camp ceiling (Arch.), a kind ceiling often used in attics or garrets, in which the side walls are inclined
inward at the top, following the slope of the rafters, to meet the plane surface of the upper ceiling.
Camp chair, a light chair that can be folded up compactly for easy transportation; the seat and back
are often made of strips or pieces of carpet. Camp fever, typhus fever. Camp follower, a
civilian accompanying an army, as a sutler, servant, etc. Camp meeting, a religious gathering for
open-air preaching, held in some retired spot, chiefly by Methodists. It usually last for several days,
during which those present lodge in tents, temporary houses, or cottages. Camp stool, the same
as camp chair, except that the stool has no back. Flying camp (Mil.), a camp or body of troops
formed for rapid motion from one place to another. Farrow. To pitch (a) camp, to set up the
tents or huts of a camp. To strike camp, to take down the tents or huts of a camp.