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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a bunch of herbs/parsley/thyme etc
▪ You might like to add a bunch of fresh herbs to the stock.
▪ Add the fresh thyme, stirring to combine, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
▪ I saw saxifrages and wild thyme and others that were unfamiliar to me.
▪ In wild thyme, for example, about half the plants are usually female, the rest hermaphrodites.
▪ On dry banks there is a peppering of wild thyme.
▪ Sauce: place the chopped shallots in a pan and add the vinegar, thyme and bay leaf.
Add shallots and saute for 1 minute. Add pears, thyme, pepper, chilies, and vermouth.
▪ Pour in the rice and the stock, add the thyme and bay leaf.
▪ Turn the pieces and add the garlic, thyme and bay leaf.
▪ Stir brandy-raisin mixture into apple mixture. Add sage and thyme 73 and gently stir in bread crumbs.
▪ Add the thyme, bay leaves, potatoes and juniper with the sausages.
▪ Discard thyme, bay leaf and any mussels which have not opened.
▪ In a saucepan, saute shallots and mushrooms in oil with pinch thyme, salt, and pepper.
▪ Let cool and stir in thyme, marjoram, savvy, and chives.
▪ Sauce: place the chopped shallots in a pan and add the vinegar, thyme and bay leaf.
▪ We have also had great success with grapevine cuttings and herb sprigs, such as basil and thyme.
▪ Woody herbs, like thyme, marjoram and winter savory stay green in all but the hardest winters and clip into tiny hedging.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

plant of the mint family, late 14c., from Old French thym, tym (13c.) and directly from Latin thymum, from Greek thymon, from PIE *dheu- (1), base of words meaning "to rise in a cloud" (see fume (n.)); thus thyme might be the plant "having a strong odor," or it might be related to thyein "burn as a sacrifice," which would indicate the plant was used as incense. Related: Thymic.


n. 1 Any plant of the labiate genus ''Thymus'', such as the (vern: garden thyme), (taxlink Thymus vulgaris species noshow=1), a warm, pungent aromatic, that is much used to give a relish to seasoning and soups. 2 (rfv-sense) (context poetic Ireland UK dated English) A metaphor for virginity, chastity.

  1. n. any of various mints of the genus Thymus

  2. leaves can be used as seasoning for almost any meat and stews and stuffings and vegetables


Thyme is an evergreen herb with culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. The most common variety is Thymus vulgaris. Thyme is of the genus Thymus of the mint family ( Lamiaceae), and a relative of the oregano genus Origanum.

Thyme (band)

Thyme was a Japanese pop/rock band. Originally, it was a solo project by the female singer Thyme, who had previously released three singles in 2002 as Sayaka Kamiyama. Kamiyama started collaborating with sound engineer Teppei Shimizu in July 2004, and changed her name to Thyme in June 2005. In December 2005, Thyme (the singer) and Shimizu formed the duo "Thyme" (the singer's name is normally stylized as "thyme" for distinction). In July 2006, Takafumi Hoshino officially joined and Thyme became a three-piece band. They had their major debut in September 2007 with their first official single "Hello". Thyme released their second single "Forever We Can Make It!" in April 2008; the title song was used as the opening theme to the anime series To Love-Ru. Thyme released their third single "Fly Away" on August 6, 2008, which had the title song used as the opening to the anime Mahō Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora. Thyme released their first (and only) album First 9uality on September 3, 2008. On September 23, 2010, the band officially announced they have broken up, and Thyme (the singer) restarted her solo singing career. The band's name comes from the herb thyme.

ThYme (database)

ThYme (Thioester-active enzYme) is database of enzymes constituting the fatty acid synthesis and polyketide synthesis cycles.

Thyme (disambiguation)

Thyme may refer to:

  • various species of the mint family
    • Thymus (plant), a genus of herbs
      • Thyme, culinary and medicinal use
        • Thymus vulgaris, common thyme
        • Thymus citriodorus, lemon thyme
    • Plectranthus amboinicus, Caribbean thyme
    • Acinos alpinus, rock thyme
  • Veronica serpyllifolia, thyme-leaf speedwell
  • Thyme (band), a Japanese band
  • ThYme a database for thioester-active enzymes

Usage examples of "thyme".

For they could find nothing else upon the Sand, neither arbute, wilding, shrub, nor Thyme.

They should have been thyme, he thought, thyme and arbutus and tamarisk clothing the capes of the Sicilian sea, for this was a night of Theocritus.

Add tomatoes, artichoke hearts, oregano, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.

French Style Roast Beaf 3 lb Boneless chuck or 1 tsp salt rolled rump roast 1 tsp thyme 6 whole cloves 5 peppercorns 1 bay leaf 1 lg clove, garlic 4 c water 4 med.

Her herbroom was filled with the smells of cooking borage leaves for aches, teas of wild thyme to help clear lungs, pine oil to ease breathing.

I tried to recall the names of both the spices I had known and those I had only heard of, words that would intoxicate him like perfumes, and for him I listed malabaster, incense, nard, lycium, sandal, saffron, ginger, cardamom, senna, zedoaria, laurel, marjoram, coriander, dill, thyme, clove, sesame, poppy, nutmeg, citronella, curcuma, and cumin.

For instance, when you go out at night, carry a handcloth doused with oil of thyme.

A dozen books stolen from the library lay open, and handfuls and jarfuls and heaps of materials were scattered about: quicksilver, henbane, brimstone, lead, creeping thyme, chalk, a fish fossilized in a slate, an egg, an acorn, sand, a bottle of rare air.

Besides, Herbert discovered towards the southwest point of the lagoon a natural warren, a slightly damp meadow, covered with willows and aromatic herbs which scented the air, such as thyme, basil, savory, all the sweet-scented species of the labiated plants, which the rabbits appeared to be particularly fond of.

Splenda, molasses, garlic, and thyme, and dump it on top of the chicken and mushrooms.

Cover the trimmings with water, add one cupful of white wine, two cupfuls of white stock, a sliced onion, a bay-leaf, a sprig of thyme, a tablespoonful of butter, and salt and pepper to season.

Soups should be nicely and delicately seasoned, according to the taste of the consumer, by using parsley, sage, savory, thyme, sweet marjoram, sweet basil, or any of the vegetable condiments.

Season with salt and pepper, a pinch of powdered cloves, mace, allspice, and thyme, two bay-leaves, a small bunch of parsley, and two leeks.

No, the anticyclone from the south, that almost brought with it the scent of thyme and mimosa from Corsica.

The leaves, which follow later on, are made often into cigars, or are smoked as British herbal tobacco, being mixed for this purpose with the dried leaves and flowers of the eye-bright, buckbean, betony, thyme, and lavender, to which some persons add rose leaves, and chamomile flowers.