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Madeira Islands

An archipelago of Portugal in the northeast Atlantic Ocean west of Morocco. Only two of the volcanic islands are inhabited. The island of Madeira is a tourist center noted for its wine.

Ma·dei′ran adj. & n.
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Noun1.Madeira Islands - a group of volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean to the west of MoroccoMadeira Islands - a group of volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean to the west of Morocco; the group forms an autonomous region of Portugal
Portugal, Portuguese Republic - a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
Madeira - an island in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa; the largest of the Madeira Islands
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Portuguese police revealed after holding the couple they had intended nabbing them when their cruise liner docked in the Madeiran capital Funchal on its first European stop from the Caribbean.
When I took to the sea it was on a catamaran and we were in search of some other Madeiran locals.
Ronaldo was born in Funchal, the largest city of Portugal's Madeiran archipelago, where his mother worked as a cook and his father as a gardener.
Age and growth of the blue jack mackerel, Trachurus picturatus Bowdich, 1825 (Pisces: Teleostei) off Madeiran archipelago.
Our all-inclusive package with Saga included a generous buffet breakfast, lunch and several on-site restaurants serving everything from local Madeiran cuisine, where we selected the seafood skewers, to Italian and even Japanese.
Spicara maena maena (Blotched picarel), Trigla lucerna (Tub gurnard), Merlangius merlangius euxinus (Black Sea whiting), Sardinella maderensis (Madeiran sardinella) and Belone belone (Garfish) (Fishbase, 2016).
FOOTBALL MARITIMO v PACOS FERREIRA 4pm MARITIMO suffered just two home league defeats on their way to qualifying for the Europa League last season and the improving Madeiran outfit should have little trouble seeing off Pacos Ferreira in their Primeira Liga opener, writes Aaron Ashley.
The Madeiran sardine is overfished in West and Central Africa, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world's largest environmental network.
Insecta Maderensia; being an account of the insects of the islands of the Madeiran group.
Every other week Maritimo, Nacional and the third Madeiran team in the competition, Uniao from Ribeira Brava, have to make the 2,150 km round trip to mainland Portugal to play away games - for example 'Marit' followed up their derby success with a 3-1 away defeat at Sporting Lisbon last weekend.
Within Brassicaceae, the longest vessel element lengths occur in the species with the most mesic habitat, Cheiranthus mutabilis, from Madeiran laurel forest openings (Carlquist, 1971).