[mat-uh-gawr-duh, mat-uh-] /ˈmæt əˈgɔr də, ˌmæt ə-/
a bay in SE Texas, at the mouth of the Colorado River, separated from the Gulf of Mexico by the Matagorda Peninsula. About 50 miles (80 km) long.
/ˌmætəˈɡuːrɪ/ noun (pl) -ris 1. a thorny bush of New Zealand, Discaria toumatou, that forms thickets in open country Also called wild Irishman, tumatakuru
- Mata Hari
[mah-tuh hahr-ee, mat-uh har-ee] /ˈmɑ tə ˈhɑr i, ˈmæt ə ˈhær i/ noun 1. (Gertrud Margarete Zelle) 1876–1917, Dutch dancer in France: executed as a spy by the French.
/ˈmɑːtaɪ/ noun (pl) -tais 1. a coniferous evergreen tree of New Zealand, Podocarpus spicatus, having a bluish bark and small linear leaves arranged in two rows: timber used for flooring and weatherboards Also called black pine
- Matai beer
noun a light-brown beer made from the sap of the conifer Word Origin matai (Prumnopitys taxifolia) is coniferous tree Usage Note cooking