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A vessel used for drinking
mate traditionally. Usually it is made from a real dried calabash gourd, or
calabaza in Spanish, hence the name. Today the term gourd is used not only to describe a calabash vessel, but any other cup from which mate is being drank (wooden, metal, ceramic, etc.)
A horn-shaped vessel, usually made from horn material or metal, used for drinking
Pronounced [mah-teh]. Traditional South American caffeine-rich infused drink, very popular in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Southern Brazil (the term
chimarrão is used there more often). It is prepared by steeping dried leaves of
yerba mate in the
gourd. Sometimes the gourd itself is referred to as mate.