basil thyme

noun

: any of several fragrant herbs or shrubs: such as
a
: a fragrant European herb (Clinopodium acinos synonym Satureja acinos synonym Acinos arvensis) of the mint family that has small violet flowers and is naturalized in Canada and the northern U.S.

called also basil balm, mother-of-thyme

Word History

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“Basil thyme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basil%20thyme. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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