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thyme

[ tahym; spelling pronunciation thahym ]
/ taɪm; spelling pronunciation θaɪm /
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noun
any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Thymus, of the mint family, including the common garden herb T. vulgaris, a low subshrub having narrow, aromatic leaves used for seasoning.
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Origin of thyme

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin thymum<Greek thýmon

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH thyme

thyme , time
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British Dictionary definitions for thyme

thyme
/ (taɪm) /

noun
any of various small shrubs of the temperate genus Thymus, having a strong mintlike odour, small leaves, and white, pink, or red flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)

Derived forms of thyme

thymy, adjective

Word Origin for thyme

C14: from Old French thym, from Latin thymum, from Greek thumon, from thuein to make a burnt offering
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