noun Etymology: Middle English horhoune, from Old English hārhūne, from hār hoary + hūne horehound — more at hoar Date: before 12th century 1. a. an Old World bitter perennial mint (Marrubium vulgare) with downy leaves b. an extract or confection made from the dried leaves and flowering tops of this plant 2. any of several mints resembling the horehound

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