Madeira Islands


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Madeira Islands a group of volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean to the west of Morocco; the group forms an autonomous region of Portugal
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In literature:

Recording the Discovery of the Island of Madeira.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
The main island, Madeira, is thirty-three miles long and thirteen broad, with a population of 151,000.
"A Fantasy of Mediterranean Travel" by S. G. Bayne
In 1420 they discovered the Madeira Islands.
"Discoverers and Explorers" by Edward R. Shaw
The first two Portuguese children born in the island of Madeira were called Adam and Eve.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
Some thought it the rock of Cintra, others the island of Madeira, others a portion of Spain.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
In the reign of Edward the Third, the Island of Madeira is said to have been discovered by a certain Lionel Machin, a citizen of London.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
On the 20th they reached the island of Madeira.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
And, in this connexion, I may again allude to the peculiar species of beetles in the island of Madeira.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)" by George John Romanes
Madeira Islands, 147, 191, 360-363, 376, 377, 482, 483; Kidd at, 197, 206.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
B. Feral Rabbit from island of P. Santo, near Madeira.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin

In news:

Native to the Canary Islands and Madeira — Juniperus cedrus has been listed as endangered since 2000 by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, but it is starting to regain ground.
SINCE 1972, when our ailing grandfather died while vacationing on Madeira, the Portuguese island has held a certain mystique for us.
Madeira has historic ties to US, despite its Atlantic island heritage.
Facing the great Atlantic Ocean, the port city of Funchal on the island of Madeira has the appearance of an amphitheater built into a mountain.
The Portuguese island of Madeira is attracting a younger set with its dance clubs, new boutique hotels and peerless scenery.
SINCE 1972, when our ailing grandfather died while vacationing on Madeira , the Portuguese island has held a certain mystique for us.
The ghastly slave trade from Africa to the Atlantic sugar islands such as Madeira and São Tomé and then to the Western Hemisphere began in the mid-1400s and flourished for four centuries.
In this photo taken Oct 30, 2012, waves crash against the wall of the recently built and yet to be used Lugar de Baixo Marina in Ponta de Sol, in the Portuguese island of Madeira.
An outbreak of dengue fever on Madeira island is waning after infecting 2,000 people in Europe's first sustained transmission since the 1920s, Portugal's health secretary Fernando Leal da Costa said on Monday.
The European Tour has added the Madeira Islands Open to next year's golf schedule, with the event being played in the same week as the World Match Play Championship in Bulgaria.
At 48 years and 318 days, the Spaniard surpassed the previous record set by Ireland's Des Smyth, who was 48 years and 34 days when he won the 2001 Madeira Islands Open.