Definition of Creeping thyme

1. Noun. Aromatic dwarf shrub common on banks and hillsides in Europe; naturalized in United States.

Exact synonyms: Thymus Serpyllum, Wild Thyme
Generic synonyms: Thyme



Lexicographical Neighbors of Creeping Thyme

creeping crowfoot
creeping elegance
creeping eruption
creeping fern
creeping juniper
creeping lily
creeping myiasis
creeping oxalis
creeping palsy
creeping snowberry
creeping spike rush
creeping thistle
creeping thistles
creeping thrombosis
creeping thyme (current term)
creeping ulcer
creeping willow
creeping wintergreen
creeping wood sorrel
creeping zinnia
creepingly
creeple
creeples
creepmeter
creepmeters
creepos
creeps
creepy

Literary usage of Creeping thyme

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Turf for Golf Courses by Charles Vancouver Piper, Russell Arthur Oakley (1917)
"Among these are white clover, yarrow, mouse-ear chickweed, ground ivy, pearlwort, sheep sorrel, thyme-leaved speedwell, carpenter-weed, creeping thyme, ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"creeping thyme — Thymus Serpyllum (X culata, Hort., and var. intermedia, Carr., are intermediate ... creeping thyme. Creeping, wiry-stemmed, slightly pu- ..."

3. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1907)
"Dense cushions of creeping thyme usually contain two forms of blossoms on separate plants—hermaphrodite (male and female), which are much the commoner; ..."

4. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1900)
"Wild or creeping thyme (Thymus Serpyllum) Mint family Preferred ... Dense cushions of creeping thyme usually contain two forms of blossoms on separate ..."

5. Pausanias, and Other Greek Sketches by James George Frazer (1900)
"The thyme and the creeping thyme (serpyllum) of Hymettus are specially mentioned; the creeping thyme was transplanted to Athens and grown there. ..."

6. Pausanias's Description of Greece by Pausanias (1898)
"Poets spoke of the flowery and fragrant Hymettus (Ovid, Met. vii. 72 ; Statius, Theb. xii. 622). The thyme and the creeping thyme ..."

7. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1887)
"Leaves in the common species entire, small, from y to near £' long, ovate, obovate or oblong with tapering base. y T. Serp^llum, creeping thyme. ..."

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