maqui definition by Webster's New World
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an ornamental Chilean plant (Aristotelia chilensis, family Elaeocarpaceae) of the same order (Malvales) as the linden tree: fiber from its bark is used for stringing native musical instruments, and its purple berries are made into a medicinal wine
Origin: American Spanish ; from Araucanian name
maqui definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. ma·quis
- A Chilean evergreen shrub (Aristotelia chilensis) bearing edible purple berries.
- A Chilean wine made from the fruit of this plant.
Origin: American Spanish, of Araucanian origin.