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English definition of “Mediterranean”


noun     /ˌmed.ɪ.təˈreɪ.ni.ən/
the Mediterranean (also the Mediterranean Sea, informal the Med) the sea surrounded by southern Europe , northern Africa , and the Middle East Seas and oceans the countries next to the Mediterranean Sea Continents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation
(Definition of Mediterranean noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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