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metate

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noun me·ta·te \mə-ˈtä-tē\

Definition of metate

  1. :  a stone with a concave upper surface used as the lower millstone for grinding grains and especially Indian corn



Origin of metate

Spanish, from Nahuatl metatl


First Known Use: 1625


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