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noun Thyme
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.

Etymology: 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.)

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  1. Leaves can be used as seasoning for almost any meat and stews and stuffings and vegetables
  2. Any of various mints of the genus Thymus

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

  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.

thyme was also found in the following language(s): Latin

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  • How Popular is the name Thyme? Thyme is the 48,875th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Thyme have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 45 babies born with the first name Thyme in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thyme? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Thyme first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thyme is Tuesday, November 24th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Thyme born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thyme was in 1999 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Thyme: Your name in reverse order is Emyht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tehym. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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