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- n. Ilex paraguaiensis, a species of holly native to southern South America; or the dried leaves and twigs of this plant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An herb; a plant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Paraguay tea, or mate. See mate. Abbreviated from yerba de mate or yerba-mate.
A native of western North America, S. douglasii, is known as yerba buena in California, and has a mild, mint-like flavor.
The traditional South American beverage called yerba mate is still relatively unknown in the US.
The report of his prosperity had reached the ears of Francia, Paraguay's then despot and dictator, who, with other strange theories of government, held the doctrine that the cultivation of "yerba" was a right exclusively
"I used to go deep into the woods looking for herbs," says the Salinan tribal elder, who is known for her knowledge of medicinal plants such as yerba santa, traditionally used to heal skin inflammation.
I make a pot of yerba mate, I sit down, and I start writing.
Herbs and vegetables common in Latin America, such as yerba buena "good herb", cilantro and tomatillos, grew alongside Italian staples like basil and tomatoes next to African-American classics like collard greens.
We recently caught up with the founding member of the four-man indie outfit to chat about water, sleep and yerba mate.
The list of Apex-supported products is exhaustive and includes everything from biscuits to coffee, from meat to equipment for the service of Brazil's ethanol industry and from aircraft parts to yerba maté tea.
The yerba santa gives a slight flavor of anise to the beans.
BEAUBIEN: Shes cooking a simple recipe of beans with yerba santa that comes from the western highlands of Oaxaca.
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