noun, plural bet·o·nies.
Origin of betony
Examples from the Web for betony
Make injections of a decoction of origane mugwort, dog's mercury, betony, and eggs; inject into the womb with a female syringe.
First came a liquor made with betony, "for the sake of those who could not accustom themselves to the bitter taste of coffee."
Betony is a herb belonging to the mint family, and its root was formerly employed in medicine as an emetic or purgative.
Let it stand to cool, beat up three ounces of syrup of betony with a large spoonful of ale yeast, and put it into the liquor.
If she be of full habit of body open a vein, after preparing her with syrup of betony, calamint, hyssop and feverfew.