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Mediterranean

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adjective Med·i·ter·ra·nean \ˌme-də-tə-ˈrā-nē-ən, -nyən\

Simple Definition of Mediterranean

  • : of or relating to the Mediterranean Sea or to the lands that surround it

Full Definition of Mediterranean

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the Mediterranean Sea b :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the peoples, lands, or cultures bordering the Mediterranean Sea

  2. 2 not capitalized [Latin mediterraneus, from medius middle + terra land — more at terrace] :  enclosed or nearly enclosed with land

  3. 3 :  of or relating to a group or physical type of the Caucasian race characterized by medium or short stature, slender build, dolichocephaly, and dark complexion

15th Century

First Known Use of mediterranean

15th century

Other Anthropology Terms

Rhymes with mediterranean


MEDITERRANEAN Defined for Kids

Mediterranean

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adjective Med·i·ter·ra·nean \ˌme-də-tə-ˈrā-nē-ən, -ˈrān-yən\

Definition of Mediterranean

  1. :  of or relating to the Mediterranean Sea or to the lands or peoples surrounding it




Mediterranean

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geographical name Med·i·ter·ra·nean \ˌme-də-tə-ˈrā-nē-ən, -nyən\

Definition of Mediterranean

  1. sea 2300 mi. (3700 km.) long between Europe & Africa connecting with the Atlantic





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