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thyme

 (tīm)
n.
1. Any of several aromatic Eurasian herbs or low shrubs of the genus Thymus of the mint family, especially T. vulgaris, having small white to lilac flowers grouped in clusters.
2. The leaves of T. vulgaris used as a seasoning.

[Middle English, from Old French thym, from Latin thymum, from Greek thumon.]
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thyme

(taɪm)
n
(Plants) any of various small shrubs of the temperate genus Thymus, having a strong mintlike odour, small leaves, and white, pink, or red flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
[C14: from Old French thym, from Latin thymum, from Greek thumon, from thuein to make a burnt offering]
ˈthymy, ˈthymey adj
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thyme

(taɪm; spelling pron. θaɪm)

n.
any plant of the genus Thymus, of the mint family, esp. T. vulgaris, an herb having narrow, aromatic leaves used for seasoning.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin thymum < Greek thýmon]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thyme - any of various mints of the genus Thymusthyme - any of various mints of the genus Thymus
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Thymus, Thymus - large genus of Old World mints: thyme
common thyme, Thymus vulgaris - common aromatic garden perennial native to the western Mediterranean; used in seasonings and formerly as medicine
creeping thyme, Thymus serpyllum, wild thyme - aromatic dwarf shrub common on banks and hillsides in Europe; naturalized in United States
2.thyme - leaves can be used as seasoning for almost any meat and stews and stuffings and vegetables
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
common thyme, Thymus vulgaris - common aromatic garden perennial native to the western Mediterranean; used in seasonings and formerly as medicine
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Translations
tymián
timian
liivatee
timjamiajuruoho
majčina dušica
kakukkfûkakukkfű
tímían
タイム
사향초
čiobrelis
timiāns
timijan
timjan
ต้นไม้พันธุ์เตี้ยใช้เป็นเครื่องเทศ
kekikkekik otu
cây húng tây

thyme

[taɪm] Ntomillo m
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thyme

[ˈtaɪm] nthym m
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thyme

nThymian m
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thyme

[taɪm] ntimo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

thyme

(taim) noun
a type of sweet-smelling herb used to season food.
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thyme

زَعْتَر tymián timian Thymian θυμάρι tomillo timjami thym majčina dušica timo タイム 사향초 tijm timian tymianek tomilho тимьян timjan ต้นไม้พันธุ์เตี้ยใช้เป็นเครื่องเทศ kekik cây húng tây 百里香
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On these occasions, he would redouble in energy, and declare that black was white, and blue yellow, with much conviction and heat of manner; but in the morning such a licence of debate weighed upon him like a crime, and he would seek out his father, where he walked before breakfast on a terrace overlooking all the vale of Thyme.
Sage and thyme, and mint and two onions, and some parsley.
I like also little heaps, in the nature of mole-hills (such as are in wild heaths), to be set, some with wild thyme; some with pinks; some with germander, that gives a good flower to the eye; some with periwinkle; some with violets; some with strawberries; some with cowslips; some with daisies; some with red roses; some with lilium convallium; some with sweet-williams red; some with bear's-foot: and the like low flowers, being withal sweet and sightly.
There stood beautiful palm-trees, oaks, and plantains; there stood parsley and flowering thyme: every tree and every flower had its name; each of them was a human life, the human frame still lived--one in China, and another in Greenland--round about in the world.
He awoke at last, drowsy and lazy, and casting his eyes about in every direction, observed, "There comes, if I don't mistake, from the quarter of that arcade a steam and a smell a great deal more like fried rashers than galingale or thyme; a wedding that begins with smells like that, by my faith, ought to be plentiful and unstinting."
The window and door were open, and the morning air brought with it a mingled scent of southernwood, thyme, and sweet-briar from the patch of garden by the side of the cottage.
All round this garden, in the uncultivated parts, red partridges ran about in conveys among the brambles and tufts of junipers, and at every step of the comte and Raoul a terrified rabbit quitted his thyme and heath to scuttle away to the burrow.
Pleasantly to their nostrils came the tender fragrance of the purple violets and wild thyme that grew within the dewy moisture of the edge of the little fountain, and pleasantly came the soft gurgle of the water.
The linen was of dazzling whiteness, and fragrant with the scent of the thyme that Jacquotte always put into her wash-tubs.
To what amazing infusions of gentian, peppermint, gilliflower, sage, parsley, thyme, rue, rosemary, and dandelion, did his courageous stomach submit itself!
And I'll have a bit o' rosemary, and bergamot, and thyme, because they're so sweet-smelling; but there's no lavender only in the gentlefolks' gardens, I think."
And yet, if the telephone had been miraculously connected with some higher atmosphere pungent with the scent of thyme and the savor of salt, Katharine could hardly have breathed in a keener sense of exhilaration.