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thyme

[tahym; spelling pronunciation thahym] /taɪm; spelling pronunciation θaɪm/
noun
1.
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
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin thymum < Greek thýmon
Can be confused
thyme, time.
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  • Add thin slices of your favorite peeled crisp apple, plus a few sprigs of fresh thyme, and mix everything together.
  • thyme retains its flavour on drying better than many other herbs.
British Dictionary definitions for thyme

thyme

/taɪm/
noun
1.
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)
Derived Forms
thymy, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French thym, from Latin thymum, from Greek thumon, from thuein to make a burnt offering
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Word Origin and History for thyme
n.

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.

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