Definition of yerba mansa
: a stoloniferous herb (Anemiopsis californica) of the family Saururaceae of the western U.S. and Mexico with a pungent rootstock and small spicate flowers subtended by a white involucre suggesting an anemone
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Origin and Etymology of yerba mansa
modification of Mexican Spanish yerba del manso, literally, farmhouse herb
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