matto

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

Definition of matto

plural -s
: 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


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