Yerba-santa Definition

săntə
noun
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.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
Eriodictyon californicum

Origin of Yerba-santa

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Spanish yerba herb santa holy

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

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