betony definition

  • noun:
    • any one of several plants associated with the extensive genus Stachys in mint family members, specially S. officinalis, indigenous mainly to Europe and having spikes of frequently reddish-purple plants. It was when popular in natural medicine. Also known as woundwort.
    • The lousewort.
    • A plant of genus Betonica.
    • A plant for the genus Betonica (Linn.).
    • the favorite title of Stachys Betonica or Betonica officinalis, a European labiate plant, developing in forests.

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