Definition of betony in English:


Syllabification: bet·o·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈbetn-ē

noun (plural betonies)

  • 1A Eurasian plant of the mint family that bears spikes of showy purple flowers.
    • Stachys officinalis, family Labiatae
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    • It also comes with a free dime-bag of ‘nicotine-free smoking blend consisting of a mixture of wood betony, rosemary, thyme and lavender.’
    • Peppermint, betony and sunflower teas can take a little milk.
    • Bithwind Bindweed Bitony Wood betony, Stachys Betonica, known as bishopswort, highly popular cure although especially used for headaches.
  • 1.1Used in names of plants that resemble the betony, e.g., wood betony.
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    • Cancer the Crab - June 22 - July 22, ruling the stomach peristalsis, lower part of the lungs, breasts, esophagus, diaphragm, liver, stomach: daisy, agrimony, alder, lemon balm, water lilies, rushes, cucumbers, squashes, melons, water plants, water betony, honeysuckle, hyssop, jasmine.


Middle English: from Old French betoine, based on Latin betonica, perhaps from the name of an Iberian tribe.

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