What does Thyme mean?

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taɪm; spelling pron. θaɪmthyme

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thymenoun

    any of various mints of the genus Thymus

  2. thymenoun

    leaves can be used as seasoning for almost any meat and stews and stuffings and vegetables


  1. thymenoun

    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.

  2. thymenoun

    virginity, chastity.

  3. Etymology: From θύμον.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thymenoun

    A plant.

    Etymology: thym, Fr. thymus, Lat.

    The thyme hath a labiated flower, consisting of one leaf, whose upper-lip is erect, and generally split in two, and the under-lip is divided into three parts; out of the flower-cup arises the pointal, accompanied by four embrios, which afterward become so many seeds, inclosed in a husk, which before was the flower-cup; to these marks must be added hard ligneous stalks, and the flowers gathered into heads. Philip Miller.

    No more, my goats, shall I behold you climb
    The steepy cliffs, or crop the flow’ry thyme. Dryden.


  1. Thyme

    Thyme is any member of the genus Thymus of aromatic perennial evergreen herbs in the mint family Lamiaceae. Thymes are relatives of the oregano genus Origanum. They have culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses, the species most commonly cultivated and used for culinary purposes being Thymus vulgaris.


  1. thyme

    Thyme is a type of aromatic herb from the genus Thymus, commonly used in cooking for seasoning and flavoring. It is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean regions and belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae. It's known for its small, oblong leaves and pungent aroma. Thyme is also used in traditional medicine due to its potential health benefits and essential oils.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thymenoun

    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


  1. Thyme

    Thyme is any of several species of culinary and medicinal herbs of the genus Thymus, most commonly Thymus vulgaris.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thyme

    tīm, n. a genus of humble half-shrubby plants of the natural order Labiatæ, the common garden-thyme, cultivated for its fragrance, wild-thyme, &c.—n. Thy′mol, an antiseptic phenol, obtained from oil of thyme by distillation.—adj. Thy′my. [Fr.,—L. L. thymum—Gr. thyein, to fill with sweet smells, to burn in sacrifice.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thyme in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thyme in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Thyme in a Sentence

  1. Jorgen Stoltz:

    There is a tension field between the geology created by the ice age, with clay and calcium-rich soil, and then the elevated seabed which came later, we have all types of nature. You have sand dunes, which have been overgrown with juniper berries and thyme, and you can walk through lush forests full of ramsons (wild garlic).

  2. Dale Gibson:

    For city dwellers, herbs are a great thing to have growing on your window sill, rosemary, lavender, thyme, and chives are great options that require little space and provide produce for humans and bees.

  3. Ina Garten:

    Lemon, garlic, onions up the chicken, thyme, salt and pepper, all that, you scatter onions around the chicken, but you pack them in really tight into the tray. And then you roast them really high for about an hour and 20 minutes and they're done and they're perfect.

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    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    • A. ignominy
    • B. recital
    • C. abandon
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