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Necesito conseguirla, pero el diccionario de Ingles me da Menta o Peppermint. La Hierba Buena que yo conozco de latinoamerica es diferente.

  • Posted Oct 22, 2008
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This is the RAE def.:

  1. f. Planta herbácea, vivaz, de la familia de las Labiadas, con tallos erguidos, poco ramosos, de cuatro a cinco decímetros, hojas vellosas, elípticas, agudas, nerviosas y aserradas, flores rojizas en grupos axilares, y fruto seco con cuatro semillas. Se cultiva mucho en las huertas, es de olor agradable y se emplea en condimentos.
  2. f. Nombre que se da a otras plantas labiadas parecidas a la anterior; p. ej., el mastranzo, el sándalo y el poleo.

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Please see this article in Wikipedia & it may help you to narrow down which plant you're looking for.

  • Oct 22, 2008
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I live in San Francisco, whose original name (well, the first European-given name) was Yerba Buena (two words). There is an island off the city, which connects the two halves of the Bay Bridge and is named Yerba Buena. The plant for which the island and city were named is native to the west coast from Canada down to Mexico, and its scientific name is Micromeria chamissonis. The common name in English is, yep, yerba buena.

Here is a photo of the plant.

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There may be other plants in the world referred to by this name, but the above is what it means around here.

  • Oct 22, 2008
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GRACIAS!!!! que tengas buen dia! yo estoy en Canada y lo unico que se consigue a qui es Menta!!! :(

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  • Oct 22, 2008
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The common name in English is Yerba BUena? How can that be? that's not English, no one knows it by that name here in Toronto!!!

Gracias

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  • Oct 22, 2008
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How can it be? There are countless plant names of foreign origin. And there are many, many thousands of plant names that people everywhere do not know, even if the plant grows in their own locale.

Go to a nursery and ask about the plant. They will surely have it listed in a catalog. Give them the scientific name (which is the same everywhere in the world, in all languages) just in case. They might be able to order a plant for you.

  • Oct 22, 2008
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Thank you....................what was the name again?

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  • Oct 22, 2008
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En España la hierba buena es lo mismo que la menta.

Por cierto, ¿tanto te interesan las ingles, que tienes un diccionario entero dedicado a esta parte del cuerpo? (Y además con mayúscula inicial).

  • Oct 22, 2008
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Lazarus, gracias.....................Esa fue uina pregunta para mi o para Santiago'''?

buen dia

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  • Oct 22, 2008
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lazarus1907 said:

Por cierto, ¿tanto te interesan las ingles, que tienes un diccionario entero dedicado a esta parte del cuerpo? (Y además con mayúscula inicial).

¿No lo sabías? He usado ese diccionario por muchos anos. wink

  • Oct 22, 2008
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Esa fue uina pregunta para mi o para Santiago

Adrianna, he is teasing you. "Ingles" means "groins" in Spanish, whereas "inglés" (lowercase) means "English."

  • Oct 22, 2008
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Oh! very funny, now I realized I just ended up with some very well, educated, cultivated people!

Good, ready for the challenge!

Gracias!!

  • Oct 22, 2008
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If you dont measure up, we will just ignore you. So please do your best and don't forget to use the tildes.

  • Oct 22, 2008
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Excuse me!

  • Oct 22, 2008
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Adriana Leon Leon said:

Excuse me!

Adriana, don't be put off by Gus. His sense of humor is, er, different.

  • Oct 22, 2008
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I see........................hum, may be he "needs" some'

  • Oct 22, 2008
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