Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: yerba santa
  1. Viscid evergreen shrub of western United States with white to deep lilac flowers; the sticky aromatic leaves are used in treating bronchial and pulmonary illnesses
    - Eriodictyon californicum
Noun: Santa  san-tu
  1. The legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    - Santa Claus, Kriss Kringle [US], Father Christmas [Brit], Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, St. Nick

Type of: bush, imaginary being, imaginary creature, patron saint, shrub

Part of: Eriodictyon, genus Eriodictyon

Encyclopedia: Yerba santa

Santa, Cameroon