wood betony

  1. the betony, Stachys officinalis.

  2. a hairy lousewort, Pedicularis canadensis, native to eastern North America, having deeply lobed leaves and a dense cluster of yellow or red tubular flowers.

Origin of wood betony

First recorded in 1650–60

Words Nearby wood betony

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How to use wood betony in a sentence

  • Some still believe in herbs, and gather wood-betony for herb tea, or eat dandelion leaves between slices of dry toast.