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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin mediterrāneus, from medius (middle) + terra (earth, land) + -āneus (adjectival suffix).

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  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌmɛdɪtəˈɹeɪnɪən/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmɛdɪtəˈɹeɪnɪən/, [mɛɾəɾəˈɹeɪnɪən], [mɛdɪtəˈɹeɪnjən]
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Adjective edit

Mediterranean (comparative more Mediterranean, superlative most Mediterranean)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Mediterranean Sea and the region around it.

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Proper noun edit


  1. Ellipsis of Mediterranean Sea.; A sea between Europe and Africa, an inland branch of the Atlantic
  2. A region of Southern Europe and North Africa and Western Asia. The region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.

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Mediterranean (plural Mediterraneans)

  1. Synonym of Mediterranid