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maqui

[ mah-kee ]
/ ˈmɑ ki /
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noun

an evergreen shrub, Aristotelia chilensis, of Chile, having toothed, oblong leaves, greenish-white flowers, and purple berries, grown as an ornamental in S California.

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Origin of maqui

1695–1705; <Spanish <Araucanian
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