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THYME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thyme mean? 

THYME (noun)
  The noun THYME has 2 senses:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: THYME used as a noun is rare.


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THYME (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of various mints of the genus Thymus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("thyme" is a kind of...):

herb; herbaceous plant (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thyme"):

common thyme; Thymus vulgaris (common aromatic garden perennial native to the western Mediterranean; used in seasonings and formerly as medicine)

creeping thyme; Thymus serpyllum; wild thyme (aromatic dwarf shrub common on banks and hillsides in Europe; naturalized in United States)

Holonyms ("thyme" is a member of...):

genus Thymus; Thymus (large genus of Old World mints: thyme)


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Meaning:

Leaves can be used as seasoning for almost any meat and stews and stuffings and vegetables

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("thyme" is a kind of...):

herb (aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities)

Holonyms ("thyme" is a part of...):

common thyme; Thymus vulgaris (common aromatic garden perennial native to the western Mediterranean; used in seasonings and formerly as medicine)


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