any of several fortified wines, ranging from pale to amber and dry to sweet, made chiefly on Madeira
- group of Portuguese islands in the Atlantic, off the W coast of Morocco: 310 sq mi (803 sq km); chief city, Funchal
- largest island of this group: 288 sq mi (746 sq km)
- river in NW Brazil, flowing northeast into the Amazon: c. 2,100 mi (3,380 km)
A river of northwest Brazil rising on the Bolivian border and flowing about 3,315 km (2,060 mi) generally northeast to the Amazon River near Manaus. It is the most important tributary of the Amazon.
A fortified dessert wine, especially from the island of Madeira.
- Island in the Atlantic Ocean and an autonomous region of Portugal.
- A type of fortified wine produced on that island.
- Chandless (1862-1869) and of the Rio Madeira by Colonel G.
- Careful study of insular faunas, such as that of Madeira by T.
- Newfoundland, the West Indies, and the Falklands, and the chief oceanic islands are the Azores, Madeira, the Canaries, the Cape Verde Islands, Ascension, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha and Bouvet Island.
- Madeira has also its peculiar golden-crested wren (Regulus maderensis), and its peculiar pigeon (Columba trocaz), while two allied forms of the latter (C. laurivora and C. bollii) are found only in the Canaries.
- A very old tradition suggests that the idea of such an earthly paradise was a reminiscence of some unrecorded voyage to Madeira and the Canaries, which are sometimes named Fortunatae Insulae by medieval map-makers.