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Mediterranean

noun uk   us   /ˌmed.ɪ.təˈreɪ.ni.ən/
the Mediterranean (also the Mediterranean Sea, informal the Med) the sea surrounded by southern Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia the countries next to the Mediterranean Sea

Mediterranean

adjective uk   us   /ˌmed.ɪ.təˈreɪ.ni.ən/
relating to the Mediterranean Sea or the countries around it: a Mediterranean climate The Mediterranean diet is famously healthy, including, as it does, olive oil and fresh fruit and vegetables.
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