What does benison mean?
The definition of benison
Ben”i*son, n.
Etym: [OE. beneysun, benesoun, OF. beneï, beneïson, fr. L. benedictio, fr. benedicere to bless; bene (adv. of bonus good) + dicere to say. See Bounty, and Diction, and cf. Benediction.]

Blessing; beatitude; benediction. Shak. More precious than the benison of friends. Talfourd.