betony /ˈbɛtəni/


I. noun

1. a Eurasian plant of the mint family, which bears spikes of showy purple flowers.

Stachys officinalis, family Labiatae.
2. used in names of plants that resemble the betony, e.g. water betony.
– origin Middle English: from Old French betoine, based on Latin betonica, perhaps from the name of an Iberian tribe.

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