Definition of thyme noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//taɪm//
; NAmE NAmE//taɪm//
[uncountable] Herbs and spices
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a plant with small leaves that have a sweet smell and are used in cooking as a herb See related entries: Herbs and spices Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French thym, via Latin from Greek thumon, from thuein ‘burn, sacrifice’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: thyme