yerba maté


yer·​ba ma·​té ˌyer-bə-ˈmä-ˌtā How to pronounce yerba maté (audio) ˌyər- How to pronounce yerba maté (audio)
: maté

Examples of yerba maté in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The yerba mate ice cream is alone worth the visit to the quiet San José neighborhood, a 10-minute taxi ride from the center. Laurence Blair, New York Times, 7 Mar. 2024 However, many appetite suppressants contain ingredients such as caffeine or yerba mate that wake you up and give you more energy. Weight Loss Advisors, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 An almost dry yerba mate plantation during a drought in a field of the Cooperativa Agricola de la Colonia Liebig in Corrientes, Argentina, on February 24, 2022. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 1 Feb. 2024 Before taking a weight loss drug, Michaels suggests looking into supplements like berberine and yerba mate tea as alternatives. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 2 Jan. 2024 Construction workers take mate, also known as yerba mate, to job sites. Katty Huertas, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2023 Story continues below advertisement The author of an essay on yerba mate writes about the drink as a comforting symbol of Latin America. Katty Huertas, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2023 The blend features beetroot extract, which is known to increase endurance and reduce muscle damage, as well as green tea extract and yerba mate for mental stimulation. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 July 2023 Some options include green tea, matcha, yerba mate, and certain herbal supplements like ginseng or ashwagandha. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Aug. 2023

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Word History


American Spanish yerba mate, from yerba herb + mate maté

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yerba maté was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Yerba maté.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

yerba maté

yer·​ba ma·​té ˌyer-bə-ˈmä-ˌtā How to pronounce yerba maté (audio)
: maté

Medical Definition

yerba maté

yer·​ba ma·​té
ˌyer-bə-ˈmä-ˌtā, ˌyər-
: maté
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