Yerba-santa meaning

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Any of various western North American evergreen shrubs of the genus Eriodictyon, having tubular white to purple flowers and narrow leaves used in herbal medicine.
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Any of various western North American evergreen shrubs of the genus Eriodictyon, having tubular white to purple flowers and narrow leaves used in herbal medicine.
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Plants native to southwestern North America. Eriodictyon californicum or other species in the genus Eriodictyon, which have traditionally been used medicinally.
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Hoja santa, a Central American plant with sweet-scented leaves used to flavor food, Piper auritum.
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Origin of yerba-santa

  • Spanish yerba herb santa holy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish yerba (“herb") + santa (“sacred")

    From Wiktionary