Thyme definition

tīm
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.
noun
2
0
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.
noun
0
0
Any plant of the labiate genus Thymus, such as the garden thyme, Thymus vulgaris, a warm, pungent aromatic, that is much used to give a relish to seasoning and soups.
noun
0
0
(poetic) Virginity, chastity.
noun
0
0
The leaves of T. vulgaris used as a seasoning.
noun
0
1
Advertisement
The leaves, used as an herb for seasoning.
noun
0
1

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
thyme
Plural:
thymes

Origin of thyme

  • Middle English from Old French thym from Latin thymum from Greek thumon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek θύμον (thumon).

    From Wiktionary