Definition of mattamore in English:

mattamore

(also matamora, matamoro)

noun

rare
  • In northern Africa and the Middle East: a storehouse, cistern, prison, etc., located underground.

Origin

Late 17th century. From French matamore, † matamorre and its etymon Arabic maṭmūra from ṭamara to cover up, bury.

Pronunciation

mattamore

/ˈmatəmɔː/