yerba mansa

noun yerba man·sa \-ˈmän(t)sə; -ˈman-\

Definition of yerba mansa

  1. :  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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