from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various western North American evergreen shrubs of the genus Eriodictyon, having purple or white flowers borne in coiled cymes and a funnel-shaped corolla.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plants native to southwestern North America. Eriodictyon californicum or other species in the genus Eriodictyon, which have traditionally been used medicinally.
- n. Hoja santa, a Central American plant with sweet-scented leaves used to flavor food, Piper auritum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. viscid evergreen shrub of western United States with white to deep lilac flowers; the sticky aromatic leaves are used in treating bronchial and pulmonary illnesses
Spanish : yerba, herb + santa, holy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish yerba + santa (Wiktionary)