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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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 10 May. 2021.

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