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mache

[mahsh] /mɑʃ/
noun
Also, mâche.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French mâche, perhaps by apheresis (or by association with mâcher to chew) from dial. pomache, with same sense, perhaps < Vulgar Latin *pōmasca, derivative of Latin pōmum fruit
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