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Webster 1913 Edition


Betony

Bet′o-ny

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Betonies
.
[OE.
betony
,
betany
, F.
betoine
, fr. L.
betonica
,
vettonica
.]
(Bot.)
A plant of the genus
Betonica
(Linn.).
☞ The purple or wood betony (
Betonica officinalis
, Linn.) is common in Europe, being formerly used in medicine, and (according to Loudon) in dyeing wool a yellow color.

Webster 1828 Edition


Betony

BET'ONY

,
Noun.
[L. betonica.] A genus of plants of several species. The purple or wood betony grows in woods and shady places, and is deemed useful as a mild corroborant.

Definition 2021


betony

betony

English

Noun

betony (plural betonies)

  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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