yerba buena

noun yer·ba bue·na \ ˈyerbəˈbwānə , ˈyər- \

Definition of yerba buena

: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

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Origin and Etymology of yerba buena

Spanish, literally, good herb


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