yerba buena[yer′bə bwā′nə, yʉr′-]
a trailing evergreen plant (Satureja douglasii) of the mint family, native to the Pacific coast of North America and formerly used in medicine
Origin of yerba buenaSpanish literally , good herb
- A trailing perennial plant (Clinopodium douglasii) in the mint family, having fragrant leaves and white or purplish flowers, used in herbal medicine and to make a tealike beverage.
- Any of several other fragrant plants in the mint family.
Origin of yerba buenaSpanish : yerba, herb + buena, good.
- A perennial herb native to North America, Satureja douglasii, having white or purple flowers and a mint-like fragrance.
From Spanish hierba buena (mint).