- a tube or drinking straw with a strainer at one end, especially for drinking maté.
Origin of bombilla
First recorded in 1865–70
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At Bombilla they had a first-rate supper and danced their heads off, till long past midnight.Their Son; The Necklace</p>
The beverage is then handed round to the company, each person being furnished with a bombilla.
Women and old men sit immovable in the dust, the bombilla between their lips, in an ecstasy of mat.South America To-day</p>
The mistress of the house and all her guests suck the aromatic fluid through the same pipe or bombilla.
A bombilla is a metal tube with a small covered spoonlike head which is perforated with small holes.