noun bet·o·ny \ˈbe-tə-nē\

Definition of betony



  1. 1 :  any of several woundworts formerly included in the genus Betonica; especially :  purple betony

  2. 2 :  any of several plants of the genus Teucrium; especially :  american germander

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Origin and Etymology of betony

Middle English betone, from Old French betoine, from Latin betonica, vettonica, from Vettones, an ancient people inhabiting the Iberian peninsula

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