bet·​o·​ny | \ ˈbe-tə-nē \
plural -es

Definition of betony

1 : any of several woundworts formerly included in the genus Betonica especially : purple betony
2 : any of several plants of the genus Teucrium especially : american germander

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History and Etymology for 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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“Betony.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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