From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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