thyme

noun \ ˈtīm also ˈthīm \
|Updated on: 8 Aug 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of 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


THYME Defined for English Language Learners

thyme

Definition of thyme for English Language Learners

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


THYME Defined for Kids

thyme

noun \ ˈtīm \

Definition of thyme for Students

: a mint with tiny fragrant leaves used especially in cooking

Medical Dictionary

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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