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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.

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

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.
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
Translations
Madeira
Madera

Madeira

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

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)

Madeira

nMadeira nt; (= wine)Madeira m

Madeira

[məˈdɪərə] n (Geog) → Madera; (wine) → madera m
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.
Arch 13 has also launched with a range of Madeira wines that showcase vintage bottles dating back to 1968.
| SHED Ten Verdelho 2016 (PS9.99, Virgin Wines, 12% abv) AUSTRALIAN winemakers have taken the verdelho grape - normally to be found in unctuous Madeira wines - and given it a new lease of life in this very delicious, zippy, racy wine which is so much more than a vibrant burst of fruit.
Whiskey lactones and some volatile phenols coming directly from wood have been recognized as important odor active compounds in Madeira wines [1, 2].
It's right in the centre of the city, and as we take a tour (pounds 4pp) we learn all about the Madeira wines being aged in huge barrels by natural heat.
Our wine-tasting session included some of their finest Madeira wines - Malmsey Verdelho and Sercial - and provided an ideal cure for tired legs.
David Hancock shows how the trade in Madeira wines, at first tentatively and reluctantly redirected eastward from the American market, brought India into an emerging Atlantic economy.
Most of the restaurants offer you samples of Madeira wines before you choose the one with your meal - a very nice custom and if you dither long enough you'll have drunk enough already.
Plus no visit would be complete without sampling the Madeira wines.
There is a local beer called Coral and wines are mostly Portuguese, while local grapes are used to produce the famous Madeira wines.
Richard Granger still list a 1954 Bual, as part of a quite wonderful selection of fine Madeira wines from 1981 back to 1945.
Our wine-tasting session included some of their finest Madeira wines - Malmsey, Verdelho and Sercial - and provided an ideal cure for tired legs.