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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

First recorded in 1805–15; from Latin American Spanish (Argentina, Chile) maitén, from Araucanian mañtun
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How to use mayten in a sentence

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

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