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Any of various western North American evergreen shrubs of the genus Eriodictyon, having tubular white to purple flowers and narrow leaves used in herbal medicine.
[Spanish : yerba, herb + santa, holy.]
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|Noun||1.||yerba santa - 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, genus Eriodictyon - small genus of evergreen shrubs of southwestern United States and Mexico
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