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

  • 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoarhound — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marrubium vulgare — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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