yerba santa

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish yerba(herb) + santa(sacred)

NounEdit

yerba santa ‎(plural yerba santas)

  1. 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.
  2. Hoja santa, a Central American plant with sweet-scented leaves used to flavor food, Piper auritum.