[muh-doo r-oh]

adjective (of cigars)

strong and darkly colored.

Origin of maduro

1885–90; < Spanish < Latin mātūrus ripe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for maduro

Contemporary Examples of maduro

Historical Examples of maduro

  • The Cubans themselves favor the dark “Maduro” fully ripened leaves.

    Tobacco Leaves

    W. A. Brennan

  • In color they would be dark—say maduro—and he would explain that he bought them because he liked full-flavored weeds.

    My Lady Nicotine

    J. M. Barrie

British Dictionary definitions for maduro



(of cigars) dark and strong

noun plural -ros

a cigar of this type

Word Origin for maduro

Spanish, literally: ripe, from Latin mātūrus ripe, mature
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