Ma·​dei·​ra | \ mə-ˈdir-ə How to pronounce Madeira (audio) , -ˈder- How to pronounce Madeira (audio) \

Definition of Madeira

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

First Known Use of Madeira

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Madeira

Portuguese, from Madeira Islands

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“Madeira.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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Madeira geographical name

Ma·​dei·​ra | \ mə-ˈdir-ə How to pronounce Madeira (audio) , -ˈder-ə \

Definition of Madeira

1 river 2082 miles (3350 kilometers) long in western Brazil that is formed at the border with Bolivia by the confluence of the Mamoré and the Beni and rivers and flows northeast to the Amazon River
2 islands, two of which are inhabited, belonging to Portugal in the North Atlantic north of the Canaries; capital Funchal area 308 square miles (798 square kilometers), population 261,313
3 chief island of the Madeira Islands; noted for its wine area 285 square miles (741 square kilometers)

Other Words from Madeira

Madeiran \ mə-​ˈdir-​ən How to pronounce Madeira (audio) , -​ˈder-​ \ adjective or noun


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