Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

horehound

play
noun hore·hound \ˈhȯr-ˌhau̇nd\

Definition of horehound

  1. 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. 2 :  any of several mints resembling the horehound




Medical Dictionary

horehound

noun hore·hound

Medical Definition of horehound

  1. 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. 2:  an extract or confection made from horehound and used as a remedy for coughs and colds



Variants of horehound

also hoar·hound \ˈhō(ə)r-ˌhau̇nd, ˈhȯ(ə)r-\play

Learn More about horehound


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up horehound? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet kittly-benders pince-nez spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ