- any of a genus (Thymus, esp. T. vulgaris) of shrubby plants or aromatic herbs of the mint family, with white, pink, or red flowers and with fragrant leaves
- the leaves, used as an herb for seasoning
Origin of thymeMiddle English ; from Middle French thym ; from Classical Latin thymum ; from Classical Greek thymon ; from thyein, to sacrifice, smoke ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dheu- from source dull
- Any of several aromatic Eurasian herbs or low shrubs of the genus Thymus of the mint family, especially T. vulgaris, having small white to lilac flowers grouped in clusters.
- The leaves of T. vulgaris used as a seasoning.
Origin of thymeMiddle English, from Old French thym, from Latin thymum, from Greek thumon.
From Ancient Greek Î¸ÏÎ¼Î¿Î½ (thumon).