Mediterranean


Mediterranean
Mediterranean
Mediterranean1 [med΄ə tə rā′nē ən]
adj.
[< L mediterraneus < medius, middle (see MID1) + terra, land (see TERRAIN)]
1. [m-] Archaic
a) far from the coast; inland: said of land
b) surrounded, or almost surrounded, by land; landlocked: said of water
2. of the Mediterranean Sea or nearby regions
3. designating or of a physical type of the Caucasoid peoples exemplified by the long-headed, short, olive-skinned people living around the Mediterranean Sea: see also ALPINE, NORDIC
4. designating or of a style of furniture made, as through the use of plastic moldings, to simulate the heavy wood, massive lines, and ornate carving of a kind of Renaissance furniture
n.
a Mediterranean person
Mediterranean2 [med΄ə tə rā′nē ən]
MEDITERRANEAN SEA

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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