wood betony

noun
wood bet·​o·​ny | \-ˈbe-tə-nē \

Definition of wood betony 

: a lousewort (Pedicularis canadensis) of eastern North America with yellow or reddish flowers in bracted spikes

First Known Use of wood betony

1747, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wood betony

Middle English betone, from Anglo-French betoine, from Latin vettonica, betonica, from Vettones, an ancient people inhabiting the Iberian Peninsula

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