Definition of timothy in English:

timothy

(also timothy grass)

noun

  • A Eurasian grass that is widely grown for grazing and hay. It is naturalized in North America, where many cultivars have been developed.

    • ‘The best source of fiber is hay, such as timothy, alfalfa, oat, or orchard grass.’
    • ‘The majority of their diet should be free-choice grass hays such as timothy, orchard grass or brome.’
    • ‘Most horses today on pasture only have one or two varieties of grass usually timothy, orchard grass with some degree of clover and fescue.’
    • ‘‘I've planted a number of grasses, like brome, timothy, perennial rye and annual rye, orchard grass and fescue,’ he notes.’
    • ‘Above 10,000 feet, Thurber's fescue and alpine timothy are common.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: named after Timothy Hanson, the American farmer who introduced it to the Carolinas from New York ( c. 1720).

Pronunciation:

timothy

/ˈtiməTHē/

Definition of Timothy in English:

Timothy

proper noun

  • Either of two books of the New Testament, epistles of St. Paul addressed to St. Timothy.

Pronunciation:

Timothy

/ˈtiməTHē/