from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several aromatic Eurasian herbs or low shrubs of the genus Thymus, especially T. vulgaris, of southern Europe, having small, white to lilac flowers grouped in headlike clusters.
- n. The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. virginity, chastity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Thymus.
- n. Same as herb mastic (which see, under herb).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various mints of the genus Thymus
- n. leaves can be used as seasoning for almost any meat and stews and stuffings and vegetables
Middle English, from Old French thym, from Latin thymum, from Greek thumon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek θύμον (thumon). (Wiktionary)