The definition of Mediterranean is something related to or characteristic of the Mediterranean Sea, the countries bordering the sea or its inhabitants.(adjective)
Food that comes from a country bordering the Mediterranean Sea is an example of something that would be described as mediterranean.
Mediterranean is defined as the Mediterranean Sea or a native of a country bordering the Mediterranean Sea.(noun)
The largest inland sea, located between Europe, Asia and Africa, is an example of the Mediterranean.
See Mediterranean in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L mediterraneus < medius, middle (see mid) + terra, land (see terrain)
See Mediterranean in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin mediterrāneus, inland
Origin: : medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + terra, land; see ters- in Indo-European roots.
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