betony

noun bet·o·ny \ ˈbe-tə-nē \

Definition of betony

plural -es
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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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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