yerba maté


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Adrian Inzaurralde, 24, got up early to watch the game at a friend’s house with yerba mate and pastries. Kevin Draper Ben Shpigel Victor Mather James Wagner Natalie Alcoba Victor Mather Andrew Das Andrew Das The New York Times Ben Shpigel Ben Shpigel Ben Shpigel, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2022 Nor is the yerba mate the only cultural touchstone from Argentina that Cantor has held on to. Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2022 Good news for mocha latte lovers looking to trade out coffee for tea because this one tastes just like mochaccino although it's made with yerba mate tea. Amy Fischer M.s., R.d., Good Housekeeping, 8 Nov. 2022 Kové, a new hard yerba mate brewed in San Diego, opened a new tasting room in Miramar this summer. Roxana Becerril, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Aug. 2022 With less sugar and typically half the caffeine as hard kombucha, Montelbano says yerba mate is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients. Roxana Becerril, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Aug. 2022 In fact, some research even links yerba mate to potentially helping to manage elevated cholesterol and blood sugar levels over time and through regular consumption. Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, 9 July 2022 The concoction tastes vaguely of yerba mate and provides a jolt of energy and focus that will help me navigate the endless hills and switchbacks, mud-slick ravines, and root systems that obstruct our path. Jason Motlagh, Outside Online, 19 July 2016 The 120 mg of caffeine come from green tea and yerba mate sources. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Cdn, Nasm-cpt, Good Housekeeping, 10 June 2022 See More

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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 28 Nov. 2022.

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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