Mat (s)


Mat (s)

Etichetta di dominio


Etichetta grammaticale



A thick flat piece of fabric made of plaited or woven rushes, straw, hemp, or similar fiber, or of some other pliant material, as rubber, used as a protective covering on a floor or other surface. 1


The first group is at the head of the most traditional of the systems, the extraction by mechanical [...] pressure: the paste is placed on disks of vegetable fibres (today frequently made of synthetic materials) [...] and the disks are stacked under the press, where the pressure grows over an arc of about one hour, squeezing out a component oily liquid (must oil). 2


This characteristic flavour is mainly due to a process of aerobic fermentation in the olives or in olive paste left on pressing mats which have not been properly cleaned and leads to the formation of acetic acid, ethyl acetate and ethanol; it refers to coconut fibers in mats occasionally used in older mills that may create a hemp-like flavor in oil. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

/mæt/ 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi





Loosely joined natural materials used as bedding, etc., Old English matte, from Late Latin matta "mat made of rushes" (4c.), probably from Punic or Phoenician matta (compare Hebrew mittah "bed, couch"). Meaning "tangled mass" is from 1835. That of "piece of padded flooring used in gymnastics or wrestling" is attested from 1892; hence figurative phrase go to the mat "do battle" (1910). The Latin word also is the source of German Matte, matze; Dutch mat, Italian matta. French natte "mat, matting" is from Late Latin secondary form natta (compare napkin). 5

Etichetta di paese



Università di Genova - Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere - dipartimento DISCLIC

Data della scheda
Thu Jan 1 01:00:10 1970

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