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horehound


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Horehound  \Hore"hound`\,  n.  [OE.  horehune  AS  h[=a]rhune; 
  h[=a]r  hoar,  gray  +  hune  horehound;  cf  L.  cunila  a  species 
  of  organum,  Gr  ?,  Skr.  kn?y  to  smell.]  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Marrubium}  ({M.  vulgare}),  which  has  a 
  bitter  taste,  and  is  a  weak  tonic,  used  as  a  household  remedy 
  for  colds,  coughing,  etc  [Written  also  {hoarhound}.] 
 
  {Fetid  horehound},  or  {Black  horehound},  a  disagreeable  plant 
  resembling  horehound  ({Ballota  nigra}). 
 
  {Water  horehound},  a  species  of  the  genus  {Lycopus}, 
  resembling  mint,  but  not  aromatic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  horehound 
  n  1:  any  of  various  aromatic  herbs  of  the  genus  Marrubium 
  2:  a  candy  that  is  flavored  with  an  extract  of  the  horehound 
  plant 




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