Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tube used in Paraguay for drinking maté.

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Examples

  • Yerba Mate' Cafe, a great mail order place for organic mate' plus all the doodads that makes making it/drinking it the traditional way with the cool straw thing, called a bombilla, easier.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Also included is a steel bombilla which is a traditional metal straw with a filter on the bottom.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • In your field of vision is a setup for yerba mate (kettle, container for the yerba and sugar, the mate, the bombilla).

    Make House Wine Taste Better With Soda Water | Lifehacker Australia

  • Not once have I ever snarked at the sight of an Eastern toilet, a dirty hand to shake or a sip from a stranger's bombilla.

    Farryn Weiner: Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

  • In your field of vision is a setup for yerba mate kettle, container for the yerba and sugar, the mate, the bombilla.

    Make House Wine Taste Better With Soda Water | Lifehacker Australia

  • "Foco" was how the shopkeeper said it, though I understand "bombilla" is used more widely. posted by Bardiac at 8:36 PM

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • When I returned from my 10-hour hike from the base of the towers, I was told that my new friend had to leave for town, but he had left me with his personal reed bombilla straw and hollowed gourd, which was filled with crushed green leaves –– my first taste of the stimulating drink.

    Photo Journeys: Alison Wright: March 2008

  • My husband kept begging to make me some mate :-p I finally relented, had a cup my gourd molded when I tried to “season” it according to the instructions, so now I just use a hand made green tea cup that holds probably two cups of liquid through my bombilla, and now I feel great!

    Friday Afternoon Tea: Tea | Mind on Fire

  • I know I use some "archaic" words: nevera, coche, bombilla (lighbulb): my caretaker thinks I'm hilarious, but HE'S started using my outdated vocabulary!

    A very simple question?

  • She handed him a spherical vessel with a stoppered tube, not unlike a South American bombilla.

    Three Hearts and Three Lions

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  • Thank you, bilby. You are generous and wise.

    May 6, 2016

  • Superb!

    May 5, 2016

  • A gaucho of taste adds vanilla

    Or soupçon of fine manzanilla

    And calls his maté,

    Thus rendered parfait,

    The best that has kissed a bombilla.

    May 5, 2016