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/ˈjɛəbə; ˈjɜːbə/
another name for maté
Word Origin
from Spanish yerba maté herb maté
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  • The yerba buena and the southern wood came all right,—they smelt like you.

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

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • He gives an elaborate account of the history and uses of yerba mat.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • Villa Rica seems to have been the most prolific centre of the yerba.

    The Argentine Republic

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

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

  • We passed yerba Buena, Bird, and several other small islands in the bay.

  • 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
  • "yerba maté" has a remarkable, stimulating effect upon the human system, fortifying it for incredible exertions and endurance.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • 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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