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English definition of “the Mediterranean”

the Mediterranean

noun     /ˌmedɪtərˈeɪniən/
the sea that has southern Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East around it, or the countries around this seaContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation
Mediterranean adjective a Mediterranean climate/island
(Definition of the Mediterranean noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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