Mato Grosso


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Mato Grosso

(ˈmætəʊ ˈɡrɒsəʊ; Portuguese ˈmatu ˈɡrosu) or

Matto Grosso

n
1. (Placename) a high plateau of SW Brazil: forms the watershed separating the Amazon and Plata river systems
2. (Placename) a state of W central Brazil: mostly on the Mato Grosso Plateau, with the Amazon basin to the north; valuable mineral resources. Capital: Cuiabá. Pop: 2 604 742 (2002). Area: 881 001 sq km (340 083 sq miles)
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Ma•to Gros•so

(ˈmæt ə ˈgroʊ soʊ)
n.
1. a plateau in SW Brazil.
2. a state in SW Brazil. 1,580,900; 340,155 sq. mi. (881,000 sq. km). Cap.: Cuiabá.
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