Betony
Betony Bet"o*ny, n.; pl. {Betonies}. [OE. betony, betany, F. betoine, fr. L. betonica, vettonica.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Betonica} (Linn.). [1913 Webster]

Note: The purple or wood betony ({Betonica officinalis}, Linn.) is common in Europe, being formerly used in medicine, and (according to Loudon) in dyeing wool a yellow color. [1913 Webster]


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  • betony — [bet′ n ē] n. pl. betonies [ME betonike < OE betonice < LL betonica, altered < L vettonica, after the Vettones, an ancient Iberian people] 1. any of a genus (Stachys) of plants of the mint family, having spikes of white, yellow, or… …   English World dictionary

  • betony — kanadinė glindė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Pedicularis canadensis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Pedicularis canadensis angl. betony; common lousewort; early lousewort; wood betony… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • betony — n. (Botany) plant of the mint family with purple flowers and native o Europe and Asia (in the past it was used in medicine); any plant that resembles the betony; lousewort …   English contemporary dictionary

  • betony — [ bɛtəni] noun (plural betonies) a plant of the mint family bearing spikes of showy purple flowers. [Stachys officinalis.] ↘used in names of other plants, e.g. water betony. Origin ME: from OFr. betoine, based on L. betonica, perh. from the name… …   English new terms dictionary

  • betony — blyškioji glindė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Pedicularis bracteosa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Pedicularis bracteosa angl. betony; bracteate lousewort; bracted lousewort; bracted… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • betony — /bet n ee/, n., pl. betonies. 1. a plant, Stachys (formerly Betonica) officinalis, of the mint family, having hairy leaves and dense spikes of purple flowers, formerly used in medicine and dyeing. 2. any of various similar plants, esp. of the… …   Universalium

  • betony — noun A plant of the genus Betonica …   Wiktionary

  • betony — bet·o·ny …   English syllables

  • betony — bet•o•ny [[t]ˈbɛt n i[/t]] n. pl. nies. 1) pln a plant, Stachys (formerly Betonica) officinalis, of the mint family, having dense spikes of purple flowers, formerly used in medicine and dyeing 2) pln any of various similar plants, esp. of the… …   From formal English to slang

  • betony — /ˈbɛtəni/ (say betuhnee) noun 1. a plant, Stachys (formerly Betonica) officinalis, of the mint family, formerly used in medicine and dyeing. 2. any of various similar plants. {Late Latin betoni(ca); replacing Middle English beteine, from Old… …   Australian English dictionary

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