- MediterraneanMediterranean1 [med΄ə tə rā′nē ən]adj.[< L mediterraneus < medius, middle (see MID1) + terra, land (see TERRAIN)]1. [m-] Archaica) far from the coast; inland: said of landb) surrounded, or almost surrounded, by land; landlocked: said of water2. of the Mediterranean Sea or nearby regions3. 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 furnituren.a Mediterranean personMediterranean2 [med΄ə tə rā′nē ən]MEDITERRANEAN SEA
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.