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Related to bombilla: yerba mate
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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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It is traditionally served in a cup made from a gourd, known as a porongo, and drunk through a metal or wooden straw called a bombilla. Yerba mate can also be prepared in cold water, mixed with other herbs such as mint or lemon verbena, or with citrus fruit juice, to make a refreshing drink known as terere.
A simple explanation would suggest mate is prepared by steeping dried leaves of yerba mate in hot water, then serving it with a bombilla or metal straw from a shared hollow gourd.
But he faced me at least with the proper dignidad, like the bitter organ grinder in the Bombilla" (195).