yerba mansa


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yerba mansa stoloniferous herb of southwestern United States and Mexico having a pungent rootstock and small spicate flowers with white bracts suggesting an anemone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Yerba mansa A plant (Anemopsis Californica) with a pungent, aromatic rootstock, used medicinally by the Mexicans and the Indians.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., a mild herb, soft herb


In literature:

I remember very well when I came first upon a wet meadow of yerba mansa, not knowing its name or use.
"The Land of Little Rain" by Mary Austin