Definition of Mediterranean adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmedɪtəˈreɪniən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmedɪtəˈreɪniən//
[only before noun]
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connected with the Mediterranean Sea or the countries and regions that surround it; typical of this area a Mediterranean country a Mediterranean climate Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin mediterraneus ‘inland’ (from medius ‘middle’ + terra ‘land’) + -an.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Mediterranean