The herb spignel, Meum athamanticum. Now chiefly (in form Meum): the monospecific genus of the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) containing this herb. Compare meu , "meon".
Valid publication of the genus name: P. Miller Gardeners Dict. (abr. ed. 4, 1754).
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Turner (d. 1568), naturalist and religious controversialist. From classical Latin mēum (Pliny) from Hellenistic Greek μῆον. Compare French méum.
The principle that a person has sole rights to his or her own property, and no rights to another's. Chiefly in the phrase "meum and tuum" noun (the distinction between) what is mine or one's own and what is yours or another's.
Late 16th century. From classical Latin meum, neuter of meus mine, possessive adjective from the Indo-European base of the oblique stem of the 1st person singular personal pronoun, ultimately cognate with me.