Definition of Mato Grosso in US English:

Mato Grosso

proper noun

  • A high plateau region of southwestern Brazil, forming a watershed between the Amazon and Plate river systems. The region is divided into two states, Mato Grosso (capital, Cuiabá) and Mato Grosso do Sul (capital, Campo Grande).

Origin

Portuguese, literally ‘dense forest’.

Pronunciation

Mato Grosso

/ˌmädə ˈɡrōsō/