Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A metal straw having a bulbous end perforated with holes that filters out mate leaves when drinking mate from a calabash.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tube used in Paraguay for drinking maté.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[American Spanish, from diminutive of Spanish bomba, pump, from Latin bombus, a booming sound; see bomb.]

Examples

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  • 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

  • Superb!

    May 5, 2016

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

    May 6, 2016