noun (pl) -tais
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
/ˈmataˈmata/ noun 1. (in Malaysia) a former name for police
[mat-uh-mawr-uh s, -mohr-; Spanish mah-tah-maw-raws] /ˌmæt əˈmɔr əs, -ˈmoʊr-; Spanish ˌmɑ tɑˈmɔ rɔs/ noun 1. a seaport in NE Mexico, on the Rio Grande opposite Brownsville, Texas. /ˌmætəˈmɔːrəs; Spanish mataˈmorɔs/ noun 1. a port in NE Mexico, on the Río Grande: scene of bitter fighting during the US-Mexican War; centre of a cotton-growing area. Pop: […]
[muh-tan; French ma-tan] /məˈtæn; French maˈtan/ noun 1. a city in E Quebec, in SE Canada, on the St. Lawrence River.