Cat thyme
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]


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