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

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thyme (countable and uncountable, 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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thyme

  1. vocative singular of thymus