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horehound

noun hore·hound \ˈhr-ˌhand\

Definition of HOREHOUND

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

Origin of HOREHOUND

Middle English horhoune, from Old English hārhūne, from hār hoary + hūne horehound — more at hoar
First Known Use: before 12th century

horehound

noun hore·hound   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HOREHOUND

1
:  a European aromatic mint (Marrubium vulgare) that is naturalized in the United States, has pubescent leaves and small axillary flowers, has a very bitter taste, and is used as a tonic and anthelmintic—called also white horehound
2
:  an extract or confection made from horehound and used as a remedy for coughs and colds

Variants of HOREHOUND

hore·hound also hoar·hound \ˈhō(ə)r-ˌhand, ˈh(ə)r-\

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