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Mediterranean

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

Mediterranean

adjective uk   /ˌmed.ɪ.təˈreɪ.ni.ən/ us  
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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