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thyme

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

thymen. [OE. tyme, L. thymum, Gr. qy`mon, qy`mos; cf. qy`ein, to sacrifice, qy`os a sacrifice, offering, incense: cf. F. thym; -- perhaps so named because of its sweet smell. Cf. Fume, n.].
     Any plant of the labiate genus Thymus. The garden thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a warm, pungent aromatic, much used to give a relish to seasoning and soups.  [1913 Webster]
    "Ankle deep in moss and flowery thyme."  [1913 Webster]
    "I know a bank where the wild thyme blows."  [1913 Webster]
Cat thyme, a labiate plant (Teucrium Marum) of the Mediterranean religion. Cats are said to be fond of rolling on it. J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants). -- Wild thyme, Thymus Serpyllum, common on banks and hillsides in Europe.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

thyme, n. any herb or shrub of the genus Thymus with aromatic leaves, esp. T. vulgare grown for culinary use.

Derivative
thymy adj.
Etymology
ME f. OF thym f. thymum f. Gk thumon f. thuo burn a sacrifice

ROGET THESAURUS

thyme

Condiment

N condiment, seasoning, sauce, spice, relish, appetizer, salt, mustard, grey poupon mustard, pepper, black pepper, white pepper, peppercorn, curry, sauce piquante, caviare, onion, garlic, pickle, achar, allspice, bell pepper, Jamaica pepper, green pepper, chutney, cubeb, pimento, capsicum, red pepper, chili peppers, cayenne, nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, oregano, cloves, fennel, pot herbs, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, marjoram, frankincense, balm, myrrh, paprika, saffron, ginger, turmeric.


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