Definition of Betony

1. n. A plant of the genus Betonica (Linn.).



Definition of Betony

1. Noun. A plant of the genus ''Betonica''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Betony

1. a European herb [n -NIES]

Medical Definition of Betony

1. Origin: OE. Betony, betany, F. Betoine, fr. L. Betonica, vettonica. A plant of the genus Betonica (Linn). 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 colour. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Betony

betoil
betoiled
betoiling
betoils
betoken
betokened
betokenest
betokeneth
betokening
betokens
betold
beton
betongue
betonies
betons
betony (current term)
betook
betorn
betoss
betossed
betosses
betossing
betow
betpakdalite
betrap
betray
betrayable
betrayal
betrayals
betrayed

Literary usage of Betony

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1. Familiar Wild Flowers by Frederick Edward Hulme (1878)
"rUB, plant is in some works called the wood betony, to distinguish it from another plant, the water betony. This latter, however, the Scrophularia aquatica, ..."

2. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"betony with a very red Flower, of Mont if Or in Auvergne. g. ... Great broad-leav'd hairy betony of the Alps, with a yellow Flower. ..."

3. The British flora medica: a history of the medicinal plants of Great Britain by Benjamin Herbert Barton, Thomas Castle (1877)
"STACHYS BETONICA, L. WOOD betony. Nat. Ord. LABIATA. ... The sensible qualities of betony are rather feeble. The roots have a bitter and nauseous flavour, ..."

4. Blossom Hosts and Insect Guests: How the Heath Family, the Bluets, the by William Hamilton Gibson (1901)
"... EVEN here at our elbow in the woods is a plant which we have all known since childhood. The wood-betony, it is called—to select its worthier title, ..."

5. A Classical Technology by John Miller Burnam (1920)
"ounces, early maturing poplar bloom two ounces, betony two ounces. Mix them with a colander and knead, strain them out and after all are warmed mix with ..."

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