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Meaning of HOREHOUND

Pronunciation:  'howr`hawnd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a candy that is flavored with an extract of the horehound plant
  2. [n]  any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Marrubium

HOREHOUND is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: candy, common horehound, genus Marrubium, herb, herbaceous plant, Marrubium, Marrubium vulgare, white horehound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.