thyme [tīm]
[ME < MFr thym < L thymum < Gr thymon < thyein, to sacrifice, smoke < IE base * dheu- > DULL]
1. 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
2. the leaves, used as an herb for seasoning

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  • Thyme — (pronEng|ˈtaɪm) is a well known herb; in common usage the name may refer to either the * any or all members of the plant genus Thymus , * common thyme, Thymus vulgaris , and a few other species that are used as culinary herbs, and for other… …   Wikipedia

  • Thyme — (t[imac]m), n. [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.] (Bot.) Any plant of the labiate genus {Thymus}. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thyme — [ taım ] noun uncount a small plant with very small leaves used for adding flavor to food. Thyme is an herb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thyme — [taım] n [U] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: thym, from Latin, from Greek thymon, from thyein to burn something as an offering to a god ] a plant used for giving food a special taste …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thyme — (n.) plant of the mint family, late 14c., from O.Fr. thym, tym (13c.), from L. thymum, from Gk. thymon, possibly from thyein burn as a sacrifice, which would indicate the plant was used as incense …   Etymology dictionary

  • thyme — ► NOUN ▪ a low growing aromatic plant of the mint family, used in cooking. ORIGIN Greek thumon, from thuein burn, sacrifice …   English terms dictionary

  • Thyme — Este artículo o sección necesita una revisión de ortografía y gramática. Puedes colaborar editándolo (lee aquí sugerencias para mejorar tu ortografía). Cuando se haya corregido, borra este aviso por favor …   Wikipedia Español

  • thyme — /tuym/; spelling pron. /thuym/, n. any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Thymus, of the mint family, including the common garden herb T. vulgaris, a low subshrub having narrow, aromatic leaves used for seasoning. [1350 1400; ME < L thymum …   Universalium

  • thyme — cy·clo·thyme; schiz·o·thyme; thyme; thyme·laea; thyme·lae·a·ce·ae; thyme·lae·a·les; …   English syllables

  • thyme — vaistinis čiobrelis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Thymus vulgaris), paplitęs Afrikos šiaurėje, Europos pietuose. Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams) gaminti, iš jo gaunamas eterinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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