Madeira Definition

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[n] amber-colored dessert wine from Madeira
[n] a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River


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Madeira River

Misc. Definitions

\Ma*dei"ra\, n. [Pg., the Island Madeira, properly, wood, fr. L. materia stuff, wood. The island was so called because well wooded. See {Matter}.] A rich wine made on the Island of Madeira. A cup of Madeira, and a cold capon's leg. --Shak. {Madeira nut} (Bot.), the European walnut; the nut of the {Juglans regia}.

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