yerba santa

IPA: jˈɛrbʌsæntʌ

noun

  • Any of a group of plants native to southwestern North America. Eriodictyon californicum or other species in the genus Eriodictyon, which have traditionally been used medicinally.
  • Hoja santa, a Central American plant with sweet-scented leaves used to flavor food, Piper auritum.

Examples of "yerba santa" in Sentences

  • lilies, manzanitas and madrone, and a few herbs cherished for medicinal value: yerba buena, yerba santa, yerba mansa, yerba de selva.
  • Every house in the town of the vines has its garden plot, corn and brown beans and a row of peppers reddening in the sun; and in damp borders of the irrigating ditches clumps of yerba santa, horehound, catnip, and spikenard, wholesome herbs and curative, but if no peppers then nothing at all.
  • Every house in the Town of the Vines has its garden plot, corn and brown beans, and a row of peppers reddening in the sun, and in damp borders of the irrigating ditches clumps of yerba santa, horehound, catnip, and spikenard, wholesome herbs and curative, but if no peppers then nothing at all.

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