Definition of matamata in English:

matamata

Line breaks: mata|mata
Pronunciation: /ˌmatəˈmatə
 
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noun

  • A South American freshwater turtle that has a broad flat head and neck with irregular projections of skin.
    • Chelus fimbriatus, family Chelidae

Origin

mid 19th century: from Tupi matamatá.

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