matto

noun mat·to \ˈmät(ˌ)ō, ˈma-\
variants: less commonly

matta

or

mata

\ˈmätə, ˈma-\

Definition of matto

plural

-s

  1. :  dense tropical American forest; also :  reclaimed land naturally covered with such forest

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Origin and Etymology of matto

Portuguese mato, mata, from Latin matta mat — more at mat


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