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betony


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Betony  \Bet"o*ny\,  n.;  pl  {Betonies}.  [OE.  betony,  betany,  F. 
  betoine,  fr  L.  betonica  vettonica.]  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Betonica}  (Linn.). 
 
  Note:  The  purple  or  wood  betony  ({B.  officinalis},  Linn.)  is 
  common  in  Europe,  being  formerly  used  in  medicine,  and 
  (according  to  Loudon)  in  dyeing  wool  a  yellow  color.