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metate (left) and mano (right)
A stone block with a shallow concave surface, used with a mano for grinding corn or other grains.
[American Spanish, from Nahuatl metlatl.]
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a flat stone that is used in conjunction with a smaller stone to grind grain, coffee, etc
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me•ta•te(məˈtɑ ti, -teɪ)
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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