plural -es
: any of several woundworts formerly included in the genus Betonica
especially : purple betony
: any of several plants of the genus Teucrium
especially : american germander

Word History


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 29 May. 2023.

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