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timothy

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noun tim·o·thy \ˈti-mə-thē\

Definition of timothy

  1. :  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


Timothy

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noun Tim·o·thy \ˈti-mə-thē\

Definition of Timothy

  1. 1 :  a disciple of the apostle Paul

  2. 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

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