ma·​du·​ro mə-ˈdu̇r-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce maduro (audio)
plural maduros
: a dark-colored relatively strong cigar

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Smoking ribs in your backyard for hours, while drinking and smoking a fine maduro cigar, isn’t about political commentary. John Kass,, 12 July 2019

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Word History


Spanish, from maduro ripe, from Latin maturus — more at mature

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of maduro was in 1850

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Cite this Entry

“Maduro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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