[ bath, bahth ]
/ bæθ, bɑθ /
a mat or washable rug used to stand on when entering or leaving a bath.
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Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of bath mat
First recorded in 1890–95
Words nearby bath mat
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