Definition of timothy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɪməθi/
(also timothy grass)


[mass noun]
A Eurasian grass which is widely grown for grazing and hay. It is naturalized in North America, where many cultivars have been developed.
  • Phleum pratense, family Gramineae.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • The best source of fiber is hay, such as timothy, alfalfa, oat, or orchard grass.


Mid 18th century: named after Timothy Hanson, the American farmer who introduced it to Carolina from New York (circa1720).

Words that rhyme with timothy


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