Mediterranean Definition

mĕdĭ-tə-rānē-ən, -rānyən
Far from the coast; inland.
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Surrounded, or almost surrounded, by land; landlocked.
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Of the Mediterranean Sea or nearby regions.
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Designating or of a physical type of the Caucasoid peoples exemplified by the long-headed, short, olive-skinned people living around the Mediterranean Sea.
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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.
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A Mediterranean person.
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Origin of Mediterranean

  • Latin mediterrāneus inland medius middle medhyo- in Indo-European roots terra land ters- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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