1. [syn: wild thyme, creeping thyme, Thymus serpyllum]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Thyme \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 garden thyme
(Thymus vulgaris) is a warm, pungent aromatic, much used to
give a relish to seasoning and soups.
Ankle deep in moss and flowery thyme. --Cowper.
Cat thyme, a labiate plant (Teucrium Marum) of the
Mediterranean religion. Cats are said to be fond of
rolling on it. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).
Wild thyme, Thymus Serpyllum, common on banks and
hillsides in Europe.
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: aromatic dwarf shrub common on banks and hillsides in
Europe; naturalized in United States [syn: wild thyme,
creeping thyme, Thymus serpyllum]