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mayten

[ mahy-ten ]
/ maɪˈtɛn /
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noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for mayten

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

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