Thyme

Definition of Thyme

Pronunciation: tīm
n.1.(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.
Ankle deep in moss and flowery thyme.
- Cowper.
Cat thyme
a labiate plant (Teucrium Marum) of the Mediterranean religion. Cats are said to be fond of rolling on it.
Wild thyme
Thymus Serpyllum, common on banks and hillsides in Europe.
- J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows.
- Shak.

Related Words

common thyme, creeping thyme, genus Thymus, herb, herbaceous plant, Thymus, Thymus serpyllum, Thymus vulgaris, wild thyme
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