mayten

noun
may·​ten | \ (ˈ)mī¦ten \
plural -s

Definition of mayten

: 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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History and Etymology for mayten

Spanish maitén, from Araucanian mañtún

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“Mayten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mayten. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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