yerba buena

noun

yer·​ba bue·​na
ˈyerbəˈbwānə,
ˈyər-
: a trailing perennial evergreen herb (Satureia douglasii) of British Columbia, Idaho, and California that has small white flowers and has been used as an anthelmintic and emmenagogue

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, literally, good herb

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“Yerba buena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yerba%20buena. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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