yerba

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English[edit]

A yerba bush

Etymology[edit]

From yerba maté

Noun[edit]

yerba (usually uncountable, plural yerbas)

  1. Ilex paraguariensis, a species of holly native to southern South America; or the dried leaves and twigs of this plant, used to make the caffeine-rich beverage mate.
    • 1839, Charles Darwin, The Voyage of the Beagle[1]:
      The storehouses at Talcahuano had been burst open, and great bags of cotton, yerba, and other valuable merchandise were scattered on the shore.
    • 1854, P. L. Simmonds, The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom[2]:
      This was the place at which the leaves and small sprigs of the yerba tree, when brought from the woods, were first scorched--fire being set to the logs of wood within it.
    • 1910, Various, Argentina From A British Point Of View[3]:
      His preparations for breakfast are simple, and he is ready to start out after half an hour spent in imbibing a few mates full of yerba infusion.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin herba.

Noun[edit]

yerba f (plural yerbes)

  1. grass

Istriot[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin herba.

Noun[edit]

yerba f

  1. grass

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin herba

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Noun[edit]

yerba f (plural yerbas)

  1. yerba (Ilex paraguaiensis)
  2. Alternative form of hierba

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