[ muhth -er-uh v-tahym ]
/ ˈmʌð ər əvˈtaɪm /
noun, plural moth·er-of-thymes.
a branched, woody, prostrate plant, Thymus serpyllum, of the mint family, native to Eurasia and northern Africa, having wiry stems that root at the joints and small, purplish flowers.
Origin of mother-of-thyme
First recorded in 1590–1600
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