Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An aromatic perennial herb (Satureja douglasii) of the mint family, having crenate opposite leaves and white or purplish axillary flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A perennial herb native to North America, Satureja douglasii, having white or purple flowers and a mint-like fragrance.


Spanish : yerba, herb + buena, good.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish hierba buena (mint). (Wiktionary)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.