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Meaning of horehound

hore•hound

Pronunciation: (hôr'hound", hōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
  2. any of various plants of the mint family.
  3. a brittle candy or lozenge flavored with horehound extract.
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