or tim·othy grass

[ tim-uh-thee ]

noun,plural tim·o·thies.
  1. a coarse grass, Phleum pratense, having cylindrical spikes, used as fodder.

Origin of timothy

First recorded in 1730–40; named after Timothy Hanson, American farmer who cultivated it in the early 18th century

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Other definitions for Timothy (2 of 2)

[ tim-uh-thee ]

  1. a disciple and companion of the apostle Paul, to whom Paul is supposed to have addressed two Epistles.

  2. either of these Epistles, I Timothy or II Timothy. Abbreviation: I Tim., II Tim.

  1. a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for Timothy


/ (ˈtɪməθɪ) /

nounNew Testament
  1. Saint. a disciple of Paul, who became leader of the Christian community at Ephesus. Feast day: Jan 26 or 22

  2. either of the two books addressed to him (in full The First and Second Epistles of Paul the Apostle to Timothy), containing advice on pastoral matters

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