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Madeira

noun Ma·dei·ra \mə-ˈdir-ə, -ˈder-\

Definition of MADEIRA

:  an amber-colored fortified wine from Madeira; also :  a similar wine made elsewhere

Origin of MADEIRA

Portuguese, from Madeira Islands
First Known Use: 1596

Madeira

geographical name Ma·dei·ra \mə-ˈdir-ə, -ˈder-ə\

Definition of MADEIRA

1
river 2013 miles (3239 kilometers) W Brazil formed at Bolivian border by confluence of the Mamoré & the Beni & flowing NE to the Amazon
2
islands in North Atlantic N of the Canaries belonging to Portugal Funchal area 308 square miles (798 square kilometers), pop 245,011
3
island, chief of group area 285 square miles (741 square kilometers)
Ma·dei·ran \-ˈdir-ən, -ˈder-\ adjective or noun

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