[ yair-buh mah-tey, mat-ey, mah-tey, yur-buh; Spanish yer-bah mah-te ]
/ ˈyɛər bə ˈmɑ teɪ, ˈmæt eɪ, mɑˈteɪ, ˈyɜr bə; Spanish ˈyɛr bɑ mɑˈtɛ /
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Origin of yerba maté
< American Spanish: literally, maté herb
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