amatrice

noun

ama·​trice
əˈmā‧trə̇s,
(ˈ)a¦m-
plural -s
: a gem cut from variscite and its surrounding matrix

Word History

Etymology

blend of American and matrice

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amatrice was in 1911

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“Amatrice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amatrice. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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