- 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).