mother-of-thyme

mother-of-thyme

[muhth-er-uhv-tahym]
noun, plural mother-of-thymes.
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

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