a group of eight islands off the NW coast of Africa, part of Portugal. 308 sq. mi. (798 sq. km). Capital: Funchal.
the chief island of this group. 286 sq. mi. (741 sq. km).
(often lowercase) a rich, strong white or amber wine, resembling sherry, made there.
(often lowercase) a similar wine made elsewhere.
a river in W Brazil flowing NE to the Amazon: chief tributary of the Amazon. 2,100 miles (3,380 km) long.
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How to use Madeira in a sentence
Getting to Madeira used to be a trek from the United States that required a stop in Lisbon.Now that Madeira is easier to get to, it makes for a great family vacation | Leron Kornreich | August 4, 2022 | Washington Post
Fortified wines, like Madeira, sherry, or even port, are also stellar pairings with fondue, should you prefer a drink with a trace of residual sugar.
The hotel’s pool, which sits in front of a mountain and is surrounded by a vineyard, was Madeira’s most Instagrammed location during the pandemic.This European Island Is Like Hawaii Without the Tourists | Cassandra Brooklyn | December 20, 2021 | The Daily Beast
“You have to specify these things in order to give people the tools to hold individuals accountable,” Madeira said.Sacramento Report: Officials Tackle Rising Seas and Raging Fires | Sara Libby | March 19, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
So it went for William Finnegan at a break off the Portuguese island of Madeira.
A single meal could include clove, cumin, jalapeños, Madeira, sweet potatoes, and whipped heavy cream.
Madeira In a large mixing bowl, combine the tuna, vinegar, cream, parsley, salt and pepper.
Pour the water, wine and Madeira into a large saucepan and set the pan over a medium-high flame until the water comes to a boil.
The system would be perfect for the mellowing of port or Madeira, but when it is applied to plum and apple jam or, when 18 pr.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
It is expected, therefore, that Madeira will abandon the place as soon as he can get shipping together to embark the troops.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
He unlocked his bachelor's pantry of crackers, cheese and choice Madeira, hospitality which they civilly declined.Alone | Marion Harland
The roots are tuberous, resembling Madeira vines, and they do not penetrate very deeply into the earth.St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 5, March, 1878 | Various
The dinner was well dressed, and the Madeira and claret (the only wines produced), of the best quality.Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for Madeira
a group of volcanic islands in the N Atlantic, west of Morocco: since 1976 an autonomous region of Portugal; consists of the chief island, Madeira, Porto Santo, and the uninhabited Deserta and Selvagen Islands. Capital: Funchal. Pop: 245 012 (2001). Area: 797 sq km (311 sq miles)
a river in W Brazil, flowing northeast to the Amazon below Manaus. Length: 3241 km (2013 miles)
a rich strong fortified white wine made on Madeira
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