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ma·té

(mah-tā'), The acute accent is used in the English spelling of the word but is not correct in Spanish.
The dried leaves of Ilex paraguayensis and other species of Ilex (family Aquifoliaceae), shrubs growing in Paraguay and Brazil, which contain caffeine and tannin; used in South American countries as a beverage and medicinally as a diuretic and diaphoretic, and to relieve headache.
Synonym(s): Paraguay tea
[Sp. maté, a vessel in which the leaves are prepared]

mate

(māt)
n.
1. A spouse or romantic partner.
2.
a. Either of a pair of birds or other animals that associate in order to propagate.
b. Either of a pair of animals brought together for breeding.
c. Either of a pair of plants, fungi, or other organisms that engage in sexual reproduction or conjugation with each other.
v. mated, mating, mates
v.tr.
1. To cause to be united in marriage or a romantic sexual relationship.
2. To cause (organisms) to breed or bring (organisms) into close proximity for breeding.
v.intr.
1. To become joined in marriage or a romantic sexual relationship.
2.
a. To be paired for reproducing; breed.
b. To engage in sexual reproduction or conjugation.
An evergreen shrub native to South America, which is rich in caffeine, neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acids, and theobromine catechols; maté is a stimulant and tonic; the leaves are used to to make a very hot tea habitually ingested in South America

maté

(mă-tā′) [Sp., vessel for preparing leaves]
Tea made from the leaves of Ilex paraguayensis. It contains caffeine and tannin.

Uses

Diaphoretic and diuretic when taken in large quantities.

Patient discussion about mate

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References in classic literature ?
But ut wull show ye what a puir fellow thot mate was.
On the morning of the third day came the skippers of the three schooners and that mate in a small boat.
By and by, the schooners full of copra and beche-de-mer and our trees empty of cocoanuts, the three skippers and that mate called us all together for a big talk.
I was so astounded by the immovableness of that ladder that I remained stockstill, trying to account for it to myself like that imbecile mate of mine.
I am the mate of her--" He paused and corrected himself.
I had no difficulty in getting Raja aboard the dugout; but Ranee--as we christened her after I had ex-plained to Dian the meaning of Raja and its feminine equivalent--positively refused for a time to follow her mate aboard.
If Dian was, she hid it; for was she not the daughter of a once great chief, the sister of a king, and the mate of an emperor?
The mate mused on: 'And of course you haven't known the ship as she used to be.
The poor mother, who, as the men reported, was a woman of sense and good breeding, had spared all she could so affectionately for her son, that at last she entirely sank under it; and when the mate of our ship went in, she sat upon the floor on deck, with her back up against the sides, between two chairs, which were lashed fast, and her head sunk between her shoulders like a corpse, though not quite dead.
He had a piece of an old glove in his mouth, having eaten up the rest of it; however, being young, and having more strength than his mother, the mate got something down his throat, and he began sensibly to revive; though by giving him, some time after, but two or three spoonfuls extraordinary, he was very sick, and brought it up again.
Gust, that he might the better observe, clambered into the branches of a tree to the rear of them, being careful that the leafy fronds hid him from the view of his erstwhile mates.
It was his mate who relieved him from the quandary in which he found himself.