lemon thyme


: a thyme (Thymus citriodorus) having lemon-scented leaves used as a seasoning
also : its leaves

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Add sprigs of lemon thyme and juicy peach nectar for a chic but easy spin on the classic party drink. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Mar. 2023 When it's done, squeeze lemon juice over the fish and add more of that lovely lemon thyme. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, 12 July 2022 Notice Smith installed perennial lemon thyme and Greek oregano as edging materials. oregonlive, 6 July 2022 The Puritan usually calls for orange bitters, this recipe calls for herbaceous and slightly savory lemon thyme bitters. Mackensy Lunsford, USA TODAY, 4 June 2022 Boxed items like cheddar crackers and lemon thyme shortbread make terrific hostess gifts. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 22 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lemon thyme was in 1629

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Cite this Entry

“Lemon thyme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lemon%20thyme. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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