Origin of yerba buenaSp, literally , good herb
yerba buenayer·ba bue·na
- 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).