Definitions

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  • noun countable An evergreen tree, Ilex paraguariensis, native to South America, cultivated for its leaves.
  • noun uncountable A beverage, resembling tea, made from the dried leaves of this plant.
  • noun countable A cup of this drink.

Etymologies

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Spanish mate, from Quechua mati.

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  • "He drank a large quantity of maté from a gourd, observing, 'I know, my dear sir, that it is a waste of time trying to wean you from your coffee...'"

    --O'Brian, The Wine-Dark Sea, 176

    March 14, 2008