wood betony

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noun wood bet·o·ny \-ˈbe-tə-nē\

Definition of wood betony

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

Origin and Etymology of 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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