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EtymologyEdit

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 (countable and uncountable, plural betonies)

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

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