thyme

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English[edit]

Thymus camphoratus

Etymology[edit]

From Old French thym, from Latin thymum, from Ancient Greek θύμον ‎(thúmon).

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thyme ‎(plural thymes)

  1. 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.

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  • In older Irish and British poems and songs, the plant was sometimes seen as a metaphor for virginity and chastity.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

thyme

  1. vocative singular of thymus