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metate
metate (left) and mano (right)

me·ta·te

 (mĭ-tä′tē, mĕ-tä′tĕ)
n.
A stone block with a shallow concave surface, used with a mano for grinding corn or other grains.

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl metlatl.]

metate

(məˈtɑːtɪ)
n
a flat stone that is used in conjunction with a smaller stone to grind grain, coffee, etc

me•ta•te

(məˈtɑ ti, -teɪ)

n.
a flat stone with a depression for holding maize or other grains to be ground.
[1825–35, Amer.; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl metlatl]
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