noun may·ten \(ˈ)mī¦ten\

Definition of mayten



  1. :  a Chilean evergreen tree (maytenus boaria) having pendulous branches, slender lanceolate leaves, and minute flowers and being cultivated as an ornamental in warm countries

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Origin and Etymology of mayten

Spanish maitén, from Araucanian mañtún

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a brief usually trivial fact

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