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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  • Hoarhound — Hoar hound , n. Same as {Horehound}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoarhound — var of HOREHOUND …   Medical dictionary

  • hoarhound — šantra statusas T sritis augalininkystė atitikmenys: lot. Marrubium angl. hoarhound; horehound rus. шандра …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • hoarhound — var. of HOREHOUND. * * * hoarhound another spelling of horehound …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoarhound — /hawr hownd , hohr /, n. horehound. * * * …   Universalium

  • hoarhound — noun variant spelling of horehound …   English new terms dictionary

  • hoarhound — /ˈhɔhaʊnd/ (say hawhownd) noun → horehound …   Australian English dictionary

  • common hoarhound — paprastoji šantra statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Daugiametis, žolinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis, medingas ir gana dekoratyvus notrelinių (Lamiaceae) šeimos augalas. Dauginamas sėklomis. Prieskonių žaliavai tinka švieži ir džiovinti… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • horehound, hoarhound — Marrubium vulgare (family Labitae); bitter principle is marrubium, a volatile oil. A compound alleged to have expectorant properties and often found in cough drops and other patent medicines. [O.E. har, hoary, + hune, herb] …   Medical dictionary

  • wild hoarhound — noun : any of several bonesets (as Eupatorium rotundifolium or E. verbenaefolium) …   Useful english dictionary

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