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 and Etymology of madeira

Portuguese, from Madeira Islands


Madeira

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

Madeiran

play \-ˈdir-ən, -ˈder-\ adjective or noun

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