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Mediterraneannoun

uk   us   /ˌmed.ɪ.təˈreɪ.ni.ən/
the Mediterranean (also the Mediterranean Sea, informal the Med) the ​seasurrounded by ​southernEurope, ​NorthAfrica, and ​WesternAsia the ​countries next to the Mediterranean Sea

Mediterraneanadjective

uk   us   /ˌmed.ɪ.təˈreɪ.ni.ən/
relating to the Mediterranean Sea or the ​countries around it: a Mediterranean ​climate The Mediterranean ​diet is ​famouslyhealthy, ​including, as it does, ​oliveoil and ​freshfruit and ​vegetables.
(Definition of Mediterranean from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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