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Thy
Thyatira
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THYINE, WOOD
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Thymallus vulgaris
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thyme camphor
thyme-leaved sandwort
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Thyme definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THYME, n. usually pronounced improperly time. [L. thymus.]
A plant of the genus Thymus. The garden thyme is a warm pungent aromatic,much used to give a relish to seasonings and soups.
Thymus. [Gr.] In anatomy, a glandular body, divided into lobes, situated behind the sternum in the duplicature of the mediastinum. It is largest in the fetus, diminishes after birth, and in adults often entirely disappears. It has no excretory duct, and its use is unknown. In calves it is called sweetbread.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of various mints of the genus Thymus
2: leaves can be used as seasoning for almost any meat and stews and stuffings and vegetables

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: 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 Date: 14th century 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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any herb or shrub of the genus Thymus with aromatic leaves, esp. T. vulgare grown for culinary use. Derivatives: thymy adj. Etymology: ME f. OF thym f. thymum f. Gk thumon f. thuo burn a sacrifice

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Thyme Thyme (t[imac]m), n. [OE. tyme, L. thymum, Gr. qy`mon, qy`mos; cf. qy`ein, to sacrifice, qy`os a sacrifice, offering, incense: cf. F. thym; -- perhaps so named because of its sweet smell. Cf. Fume, n.] (Bot.) Any plant of the labiate genus Thymus. The garden thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a warm, pungent aromatic, much used to give a relish to seasoning and soups. Ankle deep in moss and flowery thyme. --Cowper. Cat thyme, a labiate plant (Teucrium Marum) of the Mediterranean religion. Cats are said to be fond of rolling on it. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants). Wild thyme, Thymus Serpyllum, common on banks and hillsides in Europe. I know a bank where the wild thyme blows. --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Thyme is a type of herb used in cooking.



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