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A trailing aromatic herb with whitish or lilac flowers, related to savory. Native to the western US, it has been used medicinally and as a local tea.
- ‘Yerba Buena is an important medicinal plant. Primarily a pain reliever, it is also used in gaseous distention and as mouthwash.’
- ‘I'm considering planting some Yerba Buena (Satureja douglasii) under the tree. When is the best time to plant Yerba Buena?’
- ‘If Yerba Buena has been planted temporarily in a pot or can, transfer the plant to the prepared pot after 2 weeks’
Mid 19th century: from Spanish, literally ‘good herb’.
An island in San Francisco Bay in California; also, the name of the 1820s mainland settlement that became the city of San Francisco.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.