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 for Thyme
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]
           Ankle deep in moss and flowery thyme.    --Cowper.
     [1913 Webster]
     Cat+thyme,+a+labiate+plant+({Teucrium+Marum">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.
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              I know a bank where the wild thyme blows. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 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

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