1. The partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)
2. Informal term (Australian or British) for a friend of the same sex.
3. The officer below the master on a commercial ship; SYN. first mate.
Paraguay tea (plant and beverage).
Dried leaves of the Brazilian holly Ilex paraguensis, an evergreen shrub that grows in Paraguay and Brazil. The roasted, powdered leaves are made into a tea.
South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate.
South American holly; leaves used in making a tealike drink; SYN. Paraguay tea, Ilex paraguariensis.
ETYM French mater to fatigue, enfeeble, humiliate, checkmate. Related to Mate checkmate.
To copulate, of animals.