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Horehound  n.  (Bot.)
A plant of the genus Marrubium (Marrubium vulgare), which has a bitter taste, and is a weak tonic, used as a household remedy for colds, coughing, etc. (Written also hoarhound)
A lozenge or tablet, usually sweetened, containing extract of horehound, used as a remedy for a cough or a sore throat.
Fetid horehound, or Black horehound, a disagreeable plant resembling horehound (Ballota nigra).
Water horehound, a species of the genus Lycopus, resembling mint, but not aromatic.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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... for the sick. Two fees were set—the larger one being charged if the patient recovered. Home remedies were used for minor ills—catnip tea for thrash, tea from Samson Snakeroot for cramps, redwood and dogwood bark tea [HW: and horehound candy] for worms, [HW: many] root teas used [HW: medicinally] by this generation. Peach brandy was given to anyone suspected of having pneumonia,—if the patient coughed, it was certain that he was a ...
— Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves - Georgia Narratives, Part 4 • Works Projects Administration

... asked for some, and the barkeep pushed the bottle forward with a tiny glass. Irish Moss, it seems, is the kind of drink which the customer pours out for himself, so we decanted a generous slug. It proved to be a kind of essence of horehound, of notable tartness and pungency, very like a powerful cough syrup. We wrote it off on our ledger as experience. Beside us stood a sturdy citizen with a freight hook round his neck, deducing a foaming ...
— Plum Pudding - Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended & Seasoned • Christopher Morley

Words linked to "Horehound" :   Marrubium vulgare, water horehound, herb, black horehound, confect, common horehound, Marrubium, candy, genus Marrubium, white horehound, fetid horehound

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