Definition of Basil thyme
1. Noun. Fragrant European mint having clusters of small violet-and-white flowers; naturalized especially in eastern North America.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Acinos, Genus Acinos
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Literary usage of Basil thyme
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1. Wild flowers by Anne Pratt (1853)
"THE basil thyme, with its small purple blossom having a white centre, ... The basil thyme, though not among our commonest plants, is very frequent in some ..."
2. Popular field botany: Containing a Familiar and Technical Description of the by Agnes Catlow (1848)
"(basil thyme.) Generic Character. Whorls few-flowered. ... Common basil thyme. A little plant not above eight inches high, found in corn-fields in light ..."
3. A New Flora of the Neighbourhood of Reigate, Surrey by James Alexander Brewer (1856)
"Common Basil-Thyme. August. Frequent about Reigate Hill, and in cultivated fields both above and below the hill. CALAMINTHA. Calamint. N. 0. LABIATE. ..."