a person whose physical characteristics are considered typical of the peoples native to or inhabiting the Mediterranean area.
- non-Med·i·ter·ra·ne·an, noun, adjective
- trans-Med·i·ter·ra·ne·an, adjective
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How to use Mediterranean in a sentence
“We’re now beginning to see even vessels that had entered the Mediterranean hang a U-turn,” Lars Jensen, the CEO of Denmark-based SeaIntelligence Consulting, told The Washington Post.Piracy fears mount as ships take long way around Africa to avoid blocked Suez Canal | Sudarsan Raghavan, Antonia Noori Farzan | March 26, 2021 | Washington Post
The plant is indigenous to the Mediterranean and is part of the same botanical family as carrots and parsley.How to embrace fennel and add its subtle sweetness to your cooking | Aaron Hutcherson | March 26, 2021 | Washington Post
History’s most celebrated imperial infrastructure remains the sprawling ancient network of Roman roads that bound the far corners of the Mediterranean into a unified empire.China is taking aim at the key to America’s dominant role in the world | Gregory Mitrovich | March 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Drink this and imagine yourself at a trattoria in Palermo or some small coastal town, breathing in the aromas of the Mediterranean and the wild herbs and scruff of the hillsides.Usher in spring with this delightfully crisp sauvignon blanc that costs just $14 | Dave McIntyre | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
He traveled south to the ancient city of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, in the Camargue region on the Mediterranean.An art lover’s Impressionist video trip to Provence and the Riviera | Nancy Nathan | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
The city served as a crossroads for African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cultures.
“We cannot allow the Mediterranean to become a vast cemetery,” he said.
Europe no longer wants to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean.
Without a dedicated and proactive rescue force, campaigners fear, the death toll in the Mediterranean will skyrocket.
Libyans are by and large charming, charismatic, humorous people with a Mediterranean joie de vivre.It’s Not the USA that Made Libya the Disaster it is Today | Ann Marlowe | August 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The countries about the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea and its adjoining waters.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
The view from the sea-side may be somewhat better, but not much—not comparable to that of Genoa from the Mediterranean.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Africa has one such, though it is north of the centre, and extends to the shores of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
In Europe it extended to the Alpine region, but failed to reach the countries bordering on the Mediterranean.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
And then he went off into a long description of the great Temple of Fortune on the shores of the Mediterranean.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume III (of 3) | Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for Mediterranean
short for the Mediterranean Sea
a native or inhabitant of a Mediterranean country
of, relating to, situated or dwelling on or near the Mediterranean Sea
denoting a postulated subdivision of the Caucasoid race, characterized by slender build and dark complexion
meteorol (of a climate) characterized by hot summers and relatively warm winters when most of the annual rainfall occurs
(often not capital) obsolete situated in the middle of a landmass; inland
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