- "the sea between southern Europe and northern Africa," c. 1400, from Late Latin Mediterraneum mare "Mediterranean Sea" (7c.), from Latin mediterraneus "midland;" the original sense being of "sea in the middle of the earth," from medius "middle" (see medial (adj.)) + terra "land, earth" (see terrain). The Old English name was Wendel-sæ, so called for the Vandals, Germanic tribe that settled on the southwest coast of it after the fall of Rome. The noun meaning "a person of Mediterranean race" is from 1888.
- 1. Britain bakes in a Mediterranean heatwave.
- 2. Mediterranean oat held to be progenitor of modern cultivated oat.
- 3. An American naval force is showing the flag in various Mediterranean ports.
- 4. The Mediterranean Sea boiled with the storm.
- 5. The houses are Mediterranean in character.
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