Definition of Madeira Islands
1. Noun. A group of volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean to the west of Morocco; the group forms an autonomous region of Portugal.
Group relationships: Portugal, Portuguese Republic
Terms within: Madeira
Generic synonyms: Archipelago
Lexicographical Neighbors of Madeira Islands
Literary usage of Madeira Islands
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Winter in Madeira: And a Summer in Spain and Florence by John Adams Dix (1851)
"Portugal Proper, and the Azores and Madeira Islands divided into Administrative and Military Districts.—Constitution of Portugal ..."
2. Shantytown Sketches by Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle (1897)
"Mr. Biddle presents a very useful book In ' The Madeira Islands,' interesting ... The Madeira Islands' is a well-written volume, containing historical facts ..."
3. The World and Its People by Larkin Dunton (1897)
"THE CANARY AND Madeira Islands. ABOUT sixty miles from the west coast of Northern Africa is a group of seven islands and several islets, known as the Canary ..."
4. A View of the World: As Exhibited in the Manners, Costumes by John Lauris Blake, Jehoshaphat Aspin (1841)
"Madeira Islands. THIS group is subject to the Portuguese; and we obtain a ... In what do the Madeira islands abound ?•—How are ttie people described ? ..."
5. The Gospel in All Lands by Missionary Society, Methodist Episcopal Church (1901)
"William G. Smart and wife (Eliza Newton Smart) have been missionaries in the Madeira Islands lor several years. They were recognized as missionaries of the ..."
6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"He lived in the Madeira Islands, studying conditions there, returning to the United States in 1891. He joined the staff of the Philadelphia Public Ledger, ..."