genus Thymus

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Noun1.genus Thymus - large genus of Old World mints: thymegenus Thymus - large genus of Old World mints: thyme
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
thyme - any of various mints of the genus Thymus
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DeMartino et al (2009) working in Italy and Pioro-Jabrucka et al (2007) working in New Zealand determined that variant species within the genus Thymus also differ in the relative concentration of the active components in the essential oils.