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(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]
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1. A spouse or romantic partner.
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
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.
1. To become joined in marriage or a romantic sexual relationship.
a. To be paired for reproducing; breed.
b. To engage in sexual reproduction or conjugation.
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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
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(mă-tā′) [Sp., vessel for preparing leaves]
Tea made from the leaves of Ilex paraguayensis. It contains caffeine and tannin.


Diaphoretic and diuretic when taken in large quantities.

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"Ninguem segura o Chimarrao: pela sexta vez o clube de Estancia Velha e campeao gaucho [...]" e com isso, uma pequena cidade do interior do Rio Grande do Sul, tornou-se "A Capital Gaucha do Futsal Feminino" (Diego ROSA, 2002, p.
Dietary therapy was observed by the majority of patients, with a better acceptance of the following guidelines: "reducing the consumption of fats and fried foods," "avoiding foods that are irritant to the mucosa," and "avoiding the consumption of processed products." While those which were more likely to non-compliance were: "consuming only bean broth," "reducing milk and dairy products consumption," and "avoiding excessive consumption of coffee and chimarrao mate."
paraguariensis, as a very short- and long-term effect of in vitro treatment, this plant represents a new target that merits investigation since the consumption of chimarrao and mate tea can ameliorate the diabetes status.
Tanto Borges quanto sua irma, a artista plastica Norah Borges, elaboraram, em 1928, o ano de Rua de mao unica, uma mesa de operacoes imaginarias onde tambem se sobrepunham objetos disparatados que se integravam na esfera do Heimlich: uma cuia para chimarrao, de prata, com um passarinho de arremate, mangedouras de gesso policromado, titeres vestidos de tarlatana, quadros de Picasso, fotografias antigas, de 1880, ou albuns de moda de 1860, gravuras de cores vivas, em decalcomania, no melhor estilo Paulo e Virginia, estampas de mocas jovens, ornadas com chapeus de palha da Italia, como no filme de Renoir, e muitas guirlandas de flores, tal como numa paisagem das Antilhas.
Dentre as formas de preparo da camomila citadas pelos entrevistados, prevaleceu os chas por infusao com 63,38% que evidencia a forma correta de uso; 14,79% por decoccao e 21,83% no chimarrao (Figura 11).
Tambem datada de 1859, esta ultima obra representa o mesmo casal das duas anteriores, apesar das pequenas diferencas: maior tristeza nos semblantes, ceu mais agitado, mulher de perfil olhando para o horizonte, e o homem que deixa de ter na mao o tradicional chimarrao para segurar o que aparenta ser uma espada, da qual se ve apenas o punho, leve mente sustentado pelos dedos, num profundo sentimento de impotencia.
An association was found between chimarrao (unsweetened mate) and esophageal, colon, and lung cancer mortality; however, the results may be influenced by ecological bias.