Thyme Thyme (t[imac]m), n. [OE. tyme, L. thymum, Gr. qy`mon, qy`mos; cf. qy`ein, to sacrifice, qy`os a sacrifice, offering, incense: cf. F. thym; -- perhaps so named because of its sweet smell. Cf. {Fume}, n.] (Bot.) Any plant of the labiate genus {Thymus}. The garden thyme ({Thymus vulgaris}) is a warm, pungent aromatic, much used to give a relish to seasoning and soups. [1913 Webster]

Ankle deep in moss and flowery thyme. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{Cat thyme}, a labiate plant ({Teucrium Marum}) of the Mediterranean religion. Cats are said to be fond of rolling on it. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).

{Wild thyme}, {Thymus Serpyllum}, common on banks and hillsides in Europe. [1913 Webster]

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Thyme — (pronEng|ˈtaɪm) is a well known herb; in common usage the name may refer to either the * any or all members of the plant genus Thymus , * common thyme, Thymus vulgaris , and a few other species that are used as culinary herbs, and for other… …   Wikipedia

  • thyme — [ taım ] noun uncount a small plant with very small leaves used for adding flavor to food. Thyme is an herb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thyme — [taım] n [U] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: thym, from Latin, from Greek thymon, from thyein to burn something as an offering to a god ] a plant used for giving food a special taste …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thyme — (n.) plant of the mint family, late 14c., from O.Fr. thym, tym (13c.), from L. thymum, from Gk. thymon, possibly from thyein burn as a sacrifice, which would indicate the plant was used as incense …   Etymology dictionary

  • thyme — ► NOUN ▪ a low growing aromatic plant of the mint family, used in cooking. ORIGIN Greek thumon, from thuein burn, sacrifice …   English terms dictionary

  • thyme — [tīm] n. [ME < MFr thym < L thymum < Gr thymon < thyein, to sacrifice, smoke < IE base * dheu > DULL] 1. any of a genus (Thymus, esp. T. vulgaris) of shrubby plants or aromatic herbs of the mint family, with white, pink, or red… …   English World dictionary

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  • thyme — /tuym/; spelling pron. /thuym/, n. any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Thymus, of the mint family, including the common garden herb T. vulgaris, a low subshrub having narrow, aromatic leaves used for seasoning. [1350 1400; ME < L thymum …   Universalium

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