a port in N Portugal, on the estuary of the Leça River north of Oporto: fishing industry. Pop: 167 026 (2001)
- Matopo hills
/məˈtəʊpə/ plural noun 1. the granite hills south of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where Cecil Rhodes chose to be buried
1. variant of before a vowel. 1. a combining form meaning “mother,” used in the formation of compound words: matrilineal. combining form 1. mother or motherhood: matriarchy word-forming element meaning “mother,” from comb. form of Latin mater (genitive matris) “mother” (see mother (n.1)).
[muh-trey-lee-uh, -treyl-yuh] /məˈtreɪ li ə, -ˈtreɪl yə/ noun, plural Matralia, Matralias. (sometimes used with a plural verb) 1. an annual festival of ancient Rome celebrated by women in honor of the goddess Matuta.
[ma-truh s] /ˈmæ trəs/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a rounded, long-necked glass container, formerly used for distilling and dissolving substances. /ˈmætrəs/ noun 1. (chem, obsolete) a long-necked glass flask, used for distilling, dissolving substances, etc