Madeira wood
Madeira wood Madeira wood (Bot.) (a) The mahogany tree ({Swietenia Mahogoni}). (b) A West Indian leguminous tree ({Lysiloma Latisiliqua}) the wood of which is used for boat trimming. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • madeira wood — noun Usage: usually capitalized M Etymology: madeira (III) 1. : mahogany 1a(1), 3a 2. : white ironwood 1b …   Useful english dictionary

  • Madeira wood — noun see white ironwood …   Useful english dictionary

  • Madeira — white wine, 1540s, from island of Madeira in the Atlantic, from Port. madeira wood, because the island formerly was thickly wooded, from L. materia wood, matter (see MATTER (Cf. matter)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Madeira — 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. [1913 Webster] A cup of Madeira, and a cold capon s leg.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Madeira nut — Madeira 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. [1913 Webster] A cup of Madeira, and a cold capon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Madeira (disambiguation) — Madeira (the Portuguese word for wood) is the name of a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, an autonomous region of Portugal and a popular holiday destination. It is also the name of the largest of the islands.It may also refer to:;Other… …   Wikipedia

  • Madeira — This article is about the archipelago. For other uses, see Madeira (disambiguation). Coordinates: 32°39′4″N 16°54′35″W / 32.65111°N 16.90972°W / …   Wikipedia

  • Madeira (shipwreck) — Infobox nrhp | name = Madeira (Schooner Barge) Shipwreck nrhp type = caption =A historic picture of the starboard bow, ca. 1900 1905. nearest city= Beaver Bay, Minnesota area = built =1900 architect= Chicago Shipbuilding Co. added = July 23, 1992 …   Wikipedia

  • Madeira — /məˈdɪərə/ (say muh dearruh) noun 1. a group of islands off the north western coast of Africa comprising Madeira, Pôrto Santo, and the uninhabited Desertas and Selvagens; an administrative district of Portugal with the status of an autonomous… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Madeira nuts — Walnut Wal nut, n. [OE. walnot, AS. wealh hnutu a Welsh or foreign nut, a walnut; wealh foreign, strange, n., a Welshman, Celt (akin to OHG. Walh, properly, a Celt, from the name of a Celtic tribe, in L. Volcae) + hnutu a nut; akin to D. walnoot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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