Yerba Buena

[ yair-buh bwey-nuh, yur-buh ]
/ ˈyɛər bə ˈbweɪ nə, ˈyɜr bə /


an island in San Francisco Bay between Oakland and San Francisco, California: a 500 feet (152 meters) two-story tunnel across this island connects the two spans of the San Francisco–Oakland bridge.
(lowercase) a trailing plant, Satureja douglasii, of the mint family, native to the Pacific coast of North America, having egg-shaped leaves, solitary white flowers, and branches that root at the tips, used formerly in medicine as an anthelmintic and emmenagogue. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019