horehound

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noun hore·hound \ ˈhȯr-ˌhau̇nd \

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

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Origin and Etymology of horehound

Middle English horhoune, from Old English hārhūne, from hār hoary + hūne horehound — more at hoar


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horehound

noun hore·hound
variants: also hoarhound play \ˈhō(ə)r-ˌhau̇nd, ˈhȯ(ə)r-\

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

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