Black horehound
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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

  • Black Horehound — Taxobox name = Black Horehound image width = 200px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Lamiaceae genus = Ballota species = B. nigra binomial = Ballota nigra binomial authority = L.The Black… …   Wikipedia

  • black horehound — juosvasis akenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos medingas, vaistinis augalas (Ballota nigra), paplitęs, vakarų Azijoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ballota nigra angl. black horehound vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • black horehound — noun The plant Ballota nigra possessing a disagreeable odor. Traditionally used as a medicinal herb as an antispasmodic, stimulant and vermifuge. Syn: black stinking horehound …   Wiktionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horehound — /hawr hownd , hohr /, n. 1. an Old World plant, Marrubium vulgare, of the mint family, having downy leaves and small, whitish flowers, and containing a bitter, medicinal juice that is used as an expectorant, vermifuge, and laxative. 2. any of… …   Universalium

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

  • horehound — [ hɔ:haʊnd] (also hoarhound) noun a strong smelling hairy plant of the mint family, traditionally used as a medicinal herb. [Marrubium vulgare (white horehound) and Ballota nigra (black horehound).] Origin OE hāre hūne, from hār (see hoar) +… …   English new terms dictionary

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