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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

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