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mayten

[mahy-ten]
noun
  1. a tree, Maytenus boaria, native to Chile, having narrow leaves and drooping branches, planted as a street tree in Florida and southern California.
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Origin of mayten

< American Spanish maitén < Araucanian mañtun
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Historical Examples of mayten

  • The cattle take refuge in sheltered valleys and in the mayten thickets which follow the depressions.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis