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mother-of-thyme

[muhth -er-uh v-tahym] /ˈmʌð ər əvˈtaɪm/
noun, plural mother-of-thymes.
1.
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
1590-1600
1590-1600
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