noun \ˈtīm also ˈthīm\

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

Full Definition of THYME

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

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


noun \ˈtīm also ˈthīm\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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