timothy

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tim·o·thy

noun \ˈti-mə-thē\

Definition of TIMOTHY

:  a European perennial grass (Phleum pratense) that has long cylindrical spikes and is widely grown for hay in the United States

Origin of TIMOTHY

probably after Timothy Hanson, 18th century American farmer said to have introduced it from New England to the southern states
First Known Use: 1747

Rhymes with TIMOTHY

Tim·o·thy

noun \ˈti-mə-thē\

Definition of TIMOTHY

1
:  a disciple of the apostle Paul
2
:  either of two letters written with regard to pastoral care in the early church and included as books in the New Testament — see bible table

Origin of TIMOTHY

Latin Timotheus, from Greek Timotheos
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with TIMOTHY

timothy

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Perennial grass (Phleum pratense) of the family Poaceae, native to Europe and widely cultivated as a hay and pasture grass in North America. The stems grow in large clumps, are 1.5–3 ft (0.5–1 m) tall, and have swollen, bulblike bases. The flower clusters are long, dense, and cylindrical. Alpine, or mountain, timothy (P. alpinum) is about half as tall and occurs in wet areas from Greenland to Alaska and at high altitudes in many other parts of North America and Europe.

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