betony

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English betayny, betanie, from Medieval Latin betōnia (possibly through Old French), from Latin betōnica or ve(t)tōnica, from Vettones, a people in Lusitania. Compare French bétoine.

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betony (uncountable)

  1. Any plant of the genus Stachys.
    1. Stachys officinalis, an herb used in traditional European medicine.
  2. (Canada, US) Any plant of the genus Pedicularis (louseworts).

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