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British Dictionary definitions for yerba

yerba

yerba mat

noun
  1. another name for maté

Word Origin

from Spanish yerba maté herb maté
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Examples from the Web for yerba

Historical Examples

  • The yerba buena and the southern wood came all right,—they smelt like you.

    Flip: A California Romance

    Bret Harte

  • He gives an elaborate account of the history and uses of yerba mat.

    Argentina

    W. A. Hirst

  • The oldest and most celebrated of the forest products is yerba mat.

    Argentina

    W. A. Hirst

  • Villa Rica seems to have been the most prolific centre of the yerba.

  • At the tambos, or wayside inns, you pay only for yerba (fodder).