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thyme

noun \ˈtīm also ˈthīm\

: a sweet-smelling herb with small leaves that is used in cooking

Full Definition of THYME

1
:  any of a genus (Thymus) of Eurasian mints with small pungent aromatic leaves; especially :  a Mediterranean garden herb (T. vulgaris)
2
:  thyme leaves used as a seasoning
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Origin of THYME

Middle English, from Anglo-French time, thime, from Latin thymum, from Greek thymon, probably from thyein to make a burnt offering, sacrifice; akin to Latin fumus smoke — more at fume
First Known Use: 14th century
THYME Defined for Kids

thyme

noun \ˈtīm\

Definition of THYME for Kids

:  a mint with tiny fragrant leaves used especially in cooking
Medical Dictionary

thyme

noun \ˈtīm also ˈthīm\

Medical Definition of THYME

:  any of a genus (Thymus) of mints with small pungent aromatic leaves; especially :  a garden herb (T. vulgaris) used in seasoning and formerly in medicine especially as a stimulant and carminative
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