thyme

noun
\ ˈtīm also ˈthīm How to pronounce thyme (audio) \

Definition of thyme

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

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Beat in thyme and 2 teaspoons lemon zest, then egg and vanilla. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Lemon Thyme Coin Cookies," 30 Nov. 2018 These strike the palate as distinctive regional flavors, like wild thyme or fennel pollen, as hallmarks of not-for-tourist European authenticity. New York Times, "Beautiful People in European Villas: a Film Genre of Its Own," 15 May 2018 This simple preparation has savory herbs like thyme, rosemary and sage. Fox News, "8 excellent, no-fail Thanksgiving turkey recipes," 22 Nov. 2016 Cilantro, mint, basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, chives, and parsley are good candidates for beginning herb gardeners. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Plant an Indoor Herb Garden," 12 Mar. 2019 Other botanical extracts, like algae, thyme, and marjoram are added to intensely hydrate, reinforce your skin barrier, and retain more water. Glamour, "This Moisturizer Instantly Gives Me Dewy Dumpling Skin," 11 Mar. 2019 Besides the traditional salads, stuffings, and soups, chestnuts pair well with pretty much all of your favorite fall and winter flavors, including apples, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, turkey, pork, sage, thyme, and mushroom. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "4 Surprising Health Benefits of Chestnuts," 13 Dec. 2018 Add wine, parsley, juniper berries, garlic, bay leaves, carrots, onions, leeks and thyme. Catherine M. Allchin, The Seattle Times, "Packed with flavor and prettily potted, the traditional Alsatian stew baeckeoffe is rich wintertime comfort," 11 Dec. 2018 Follow the recipe for Grilled Rosemary-Garlic Lamb Burgers, making the following changes: 1) Substitute 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme for the rosemary. Adam Ried, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: Switch it up with lamb burgers instead of beef," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of thyme

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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thyme

noun

English Language Learners Definition of thyme

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

thyme

noun
\ ˈtīm How to pronounce thyme (audio) \

Kids Definition of thyme

: a mint with tiny fragrant leaves used especially in cooking

thyme

noun
\ ˈtīm also ˈthīm\

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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