The abovementioned plant; the leaves and shoots used for the tea (noun)
Examples of word mate
He is also, ex-officio, the wit of the crew; for the captain does not condescend to joke with the men, and the second mate no one cares for; so that when Â“the mateÂ” thinks fit to entertain Â“the peopleÂ” with a coarse joke or a little practical wit, every one feels bound to laugh.
A bushman may have many mates in his roving, but there is always one his mate, "my mate;" and it is common to hear a bushman, who is, in every way, a true mate to the man he happens to be travelling with, speak of _his mate's mate_ -- "Jack's mate" -- who might be in Klondyke or South Africa.
The R&B star gives propes to his label mate Kanye West ...
Charles moved to Imperial Records in 1958; his label mate Domino registered a No. 6 pop single with "Walking to New Orleans" two years later.
He also speaks on his label mate Nicki Minaj and how she impresses him with her witty verses.