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Ma·dei·ra 1

 (mə-dîr′ə, -dĕr′ə)
A river of northwest Brazil rising on the Bolivian border and flowing about 3,315 km (2,060 mi) generally northeast to the Amazon River near Manaus. It is the most important tributary of the Amazon.

Ma·dei·ra 2

 (mə-dîr′ə, -dĕr′ə)
n.
A fortified dessert wine, especially from the island of Madeira.
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Madeira

(məˈdɪərə; Portuguese məˈðəirə)
n
1. (Placename) 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)
2. (Placename) a river in W Brazil, flowing northeast to the Amazon below Manaus. Length: 3241 km (2013 miles)
3. (Brewing) a rich strong fortified white wine made on Madeira
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Ma•dei•ra

(məˈdɪər ə, -ˈdɛər ə)

n.
1. a group of eight islands off the NW coast of Africa belonging to Portugal. 258,000; 308 sq. mi. (798 sq. km). Cap.: Funchal.
2. the chief island of this group. 286 sq. mi. (741 sq. km).
3. (often l.c.) a fortified amber-colored wine from Madeira.
4. a river in W Brazil flowing NE to the Amazon: chief tributary of the Amazon. 2100 mi. (3380 km) long.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Madeira - a Brazilian riverMadeira - a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
2.Madeira - an island in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa; the largest of the Madeira Islands
Madeira Islands, Madeiras - a group of volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean to the west of Morocco; the group forms an autonomous region of Portugal
3.Madeira - an amber dessert wine from the Madeira IslandsMadeira - an amber dessert wine from the Madeira Islands
fortified wine - wine to which alcohol (usually grape brandy) has been added
malmsey - sweet Madeira wine
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Translations
Madeira
Madera

Madeira

[məˈdɪərə] NMadeira f; (= wine) → (vino m de) madeira m
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Madeira

[məˈðəirə] n
(= island) → Madère f
(= wine) → madère mmade-to-measure [ˌmeɪdtəˈmɛʒər] adj (British) [suit, curtains] → fait(e) sur mesuremade-up [ˌmeɪdˈʌp] adj
(= invented) [story, word, name] → inventé(e)
(= false) → faux(fausse)
(with cosmetics) [woman] → maquillé(e); [eyes, face] → maquillé(e)
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Madeira

nMadeira nt; (= wine)Madeira m
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Madeira

[məˈdɪərə] n (Geog) → Madera; (wine) → madera m
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References in classic literature ?
First, he had brought me a case of bottles full of excellent cordial waters, six large bottles of Madeira wine (the bottles held two quarts each), two pounds of excellent good tobacco, twelve good pieces of the ship's beef, and six pieces of pork, with a bag of peas, and about a hundred-weight of biscuit; he also brought me a box of sugar, a box of flour, a bag full of lemons, and two bottles of lime-juice, and abundance of other things.
So Madeira has everything: beautiful landscapes; fabulous food; crazy customs; mellow Madeira wine; wild activities, celebrity links and wonderful weather.
When a whisky finishes ageing in a bourbon barrel, it is transferred to one which once held Madeira wine. This adds further flavour nuances.
When a whisky finishes aging in a bourbon barrel, it is transferred to one which once held Madeira wine. This adds further flavour nuances.
With a 500-year history, Madeira wine is recognised and appreciated around the world.
Instead it seemed only right to finish the visit with a tour of the cellar at familyowned Blandy's Madeira wine company and a taste of the flavours of fortified wines from its ancient barrels.
We spent that afternoon on a Funchal 'must do' experience, a guided tour of Blandy's centuries-old lodge where the famous Madeira wine is produced.
The old Blandy winery is the place to try Madeira wine. Bolo do caco stalls along the waterfront sell hot garlic bread, stuffed with chorizo, while the ice cream is also delicious.
Resting on a pillow of pureed potatoes, its exquisite flavor was bolstered by the mellow sweetness of garlic confit and the tangy mushroom broth simmered with Madeira wine.
Seattle, WA, July 24, 2016 --(PR.com)-- 240 Years Later, Madeira Celebrates America's Independence Again by Honoring US Madeira Wine Experts
He took me in a car to a cafe where we sipped sweet Madeira wine, then to the chapel on the mountaintop where Carlos I, last Emperor of Austria, is buried, his life much less violent comic-opera than those of his granddads, his uncles, and his cousins and his aunts.