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Related to bombilla: yerba mate
bombilla (foreground) and mate cup(background)
A metal straw having a bulbous end perforated with holes that filters out mate leaves when drinking mate from a calabash.
[American Spanish, from diminutive of Spanish bomba, pump, from Latin bombus, a booming sound; see bomb.]
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