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1839, in the meaning defined above
American Spanish yerba mate, from yerba herb + mate maté
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“Yerba maté.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yerba%20mat%C3%A9. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.
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