- 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.
Origin of thyme
Examples from the Web for thyme
Contemporary Examples of thyme
Add the butter, chicken stock, salt, bay leaf, thyme, and tarragon and bring to a simmer.Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook
October 15, 2013
“Very herbal, minty, some thyme, rosemary, lots of linden,” he concludes.
In addition to Central Park, they have new raised bed gardens on the rooftop with basil, sage, thyme, tomatoes, and squash.
Combine the breadcrumbs with the thyme, salt, pepper, and olive oil.Perfect Valentine’s Day Feast
February 13, 2012
Add the onions, tomatoes, garlic, thyme, bay leaves, cumin, cloves and cinnamon.Into the Heart of Turkey
September 28, 2010
Historical Examples of thyme
Chop some parsley and thyme together, a handful of each, and boil it in a little of the liquor in which the rabbit is boiling.
I shouted as I handed them some of the thyme, "Just look how delicious this is!"Boyhood
Thyme brought me back to lunch, and here I've been ever since.
"Cis and Thyme would feel it awfully if you and B.—-" He stopped.
Thyme had told her that Hilary was in the dining-room, and wanted specially to see her.
- 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)
Word Origin for thyme
plant of the mint family, late 14c., from Old French thym, tym (13c.), from Latin thymum, from Greek thymon, possibly from thyein "burn as a sacrifice," which would indicate the plant was used as incense.