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Meaning of THYME

Pronunciation:  tIm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  leaves can be used as seasoning for almost any meat and stews and stuffings and vegetables
  2. [n]  any of various mints of the genus Thymus

THYME is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

      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. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).

{Wild thyme}, {Thymus Serpyllum}, common on banks and
   hillsides in Europe.

         I know a bank where the wild thyme blows. --Shak.