What does stinking horehound mean?

Definitions for stinking horehound
stink·ing hore·hound

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word stinking horehound.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. black horehound, black archangel, fetid horehound, stinking horehound, Ballota nigranoun

    ill-smelling European herb with rugose leaves and whorls of dark purple flowers


  1. stinking horehound

    Stinking horehound, known scientifically as Ballota nigra, is a perennial herb that belongs to the mint family. It is native to Mediterranean areas and parts of Asia but has now spread to other parts of the world. It has small, dark-green leaves and tiny, reddish-purple flowers. The plant emits a strong, unpleasant odor, especially when its leaves are crushed, which led to its common name. Despite its off-putting smell, stinking horehound has been used in traditional medicine for various ailments.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce stinking horehound?

How to say stinking horehound in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stinking horehound in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stinking horehound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


Find a translation for the stinking horehound definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"stinking horehound." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 30 Nov. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/stinking+horehound>.

Discuss these stinking horehound definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for stinking horehound? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    • A. ectomorphic
    • B. aculeate
    • C. tacky
    • D. omnifarious

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for stinking horehound: