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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A trailing perennial plant (Clinopodium douglasii) in the mint family, having fragrant leaves and white or purplish flowers, used in herbal medicine and to make a tealike beverage.
  • noun Any of several other fragrant plants in the mint family.

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

Etymologies

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

[Spanish : yerba, herb + buena, good.]

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From Spanish hierba buena (mint).

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