adjective Adri·at·ic \¦ā-drē-¦a-tik, ¦a-\

Definition of Adriatic

  1. :  of or relating to the sea that lies east of Italy

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Origin and Etymology of adriatic

Middle English Adriatike, borrowed from Latin Adriāticus, Hadriāticus, from Adria, Atria, ancient seaport in northeast Italy + -āticus, suffix forming place-name derivatives (probably after Asiāticus asiatic)

First Known Use: 1632

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