Ballota nigra
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.) 1. A plant of the genus {Marrubium} ({Marrubium vulgare}), which has a bitter taste, and is a weak tonic, used as a household remedy for colds, coughing, etc. [Written also {hoarhound}.] [1913 Webster]

2. A lozenge or tablet, usually sweetened, containing extract of horehound, used as a remedy for a cough or a sore throat. [PJC]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ballota nigra — ID 9390 Symbol Key BANI Common Name black horehound Family Lamiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, CT, IA, IL, MA, MD, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, WA, WI Growth Habit… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Ballota nigra — noun ill smelling European herb with rugose leaves and whorls of dark purple flowers • Syn: ↑black horehound, ↑black archangel, ↑fetid horehound, ↑stinking horehound • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ballota nigra var. nigra — ID 9395 Symbol Key BANIN Common Name black horehound Family Lamiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, CT, IA, IL, MA, MD, NE, NJ, NY, OR, PA, WI Growth Habit Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Ballota nigra var. alba — ID 9391 Symbol Key BANIA Common Name black horehound Family Lamiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CT, OH Growth Habit Forb/herb Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Ballota nigra var. foetida — ID 9392 Symbol Key BANIF2 Common Name black horehound Family Lamiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CT, WA Growth Habit Forb/herb Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Ballota nigra L. var. nigra — Symbol BANIN Common Name black horehound Botanical Family Lamiaceae …   Scientific plant list

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