an Old World plant, Marrubium vulgare, of the mint family, having downy leaves and small, whitish flowers, and containing a bitter, medicinal juice that is used as an expectorant, vermifuge, and laxative.
any of various plants of the mint family.
a brittle candy or lozenge flavored with horehound extract.
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How to use horehound in a sentence
Chiefly found on nettles, which many shells like as food, though avoiding the commonly associated horehound.Our British Snails | John William Horsley
It was well that Miss Prime did not discover it: she would have given him horehound to cure—thought!The Uncalled | Paul Laurence Dunbar
Take a teaspoonful of the expressed juice of horehound (the herb) and mix it with a gill of new milk.The Ladies Book of Useful Information | Anonymous
If you do not wish it to be very strong of horehound don't use quite so much.Candy-Making at Home | Mary M. Wright
horehound clenseth the breast and lungs, helps old coughs, easeth hard labour in child-bearing, brings away the after-birth.Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony | George Francis Dow
British Dictionary definitions for horehound
Also called: white horehound a downy perennial herbaceous Old World plant, Marrubium vulgare, with small white flowers that contain a bitter juice formerly used as a cough medicine and flavouring: family Lamiaceae (labiates): See also black horehound
water horehound another name for bugleweed (def. 1)
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