Definition of metate
: a stone with a concave upper surface used as the lower millstone for grinding grains and especially corn
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The metates also display many puzzling pseudo-glyphs on them that have yet to be studied and deciphered.
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Origin and Etymology of metate
Spanish, from Nahuatl metatl
First Known Use: 1625See Words from the same year
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