yerba mansa

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

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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History and Etymology for yerba mansa

modification of Mexican Spanish yerba del manso, literally, farmhouse herb

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“Yerba mansa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yerba%20mansa. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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