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/ˈjɛəbə; ˈjɜːbə/
another name for maté
Word Origin
from Spanish yerba maté herb maté
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  • We passed yerba Buena, Bird, and several other small islands in the bay.

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

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

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

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • We also gave them "yerba" and sugar to make their matè, or native tea, and they were quite happy.

    Blanco y Colorado William C. Tetley
  • Villa Rica seems to have been the most prolific centre of the yerba.

    The Argentine Republic Pierre Denis
  • San Francisco grew from the yerba Buena hamlet in sixty years.

  • Our lodging, however, cost us nothing; travelers only pay for yerba for their beasts.

  • A shabby excrescence of tent and hut swells yerba Buena to a town.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • The little village of yerba Buena has now grown to be the largest city on the Pacific coast and one that is known the world over.

    Stories of California Ella M. Sexton

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