from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as serpolet.


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  • The Thymus vulgaris species stems from Wild Thyme, Thymus serpyllum which is indigenous to Southern Europe.

    Thyme and its Health Effects

  • Wild thyme, or mother-of-thyme (_T. serpyllum_, Linn.), is a less grown perennial, with violet or pink flowers.

    Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses

  • I made no answer, for at this moment we reined up before the gate, and glanced at the massive, studded portal, and the old wall, with its soft crowning of ivy on the top, and grey-green, moss-covered sides, where the yellow wall-pepper and white serpyllum pushed between the crevices of the stonework.

    Orrain A Romance

  • The Wild English thyme (_Thymus serpyllum_) belongs to the

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Typically the _Thymus serpyllum_ flourishes abundantly on hills, heaths, and grassy places, having woody stems, small fringed leaves, and heads of purple flowers which diffuse a sweet perfume into the surrounding air, [561] especially in hot weather.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • It is less marked in the case of Thymus serpyllum and

    The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays

  • Thyme is the Anglicised form of the Greek and Latin _Thymum_, which name it probably got from its use for incense in sacrifices, while its other name of _serpyllum_ pointed out its creeping habit.

    The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare

  • This occurs in Geranium pratense, Thymus serpyllum, Arum maculatum, and many others.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • Lying basking in the sun upon a flat slab of stone, and gazing eastward, we overlook a foreground of dappled light and shadow, across which the lizards run -- quick streaks of living emerald -- making the bunches of yellow rue and little white serpyllum in the fissures of the masonry nod as they hurry past.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete Series I, II, and III

  • -- All the different species of thyme, but more particularly the lemon thyme, the _Thymus serpyllum_, as well as the marjorams, origanum, &c., yield by distillation fragrant ottos, that are extensively used by manufacturing perfumers for scenting soaps; though well adapted for this purpose, they do not answer at all in any other combinations.

    The Art of Perfumery And Methods of Obtaining the Odors of Plants


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