What does the word madeira mean?

Usage examples for madeira

  1. Two glasses of madeira wine. – Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, and Sweetmeats by Miss Leslie
  2. Santa Cruz itself supplies passing steamers with coal, and passengers with lace work and post cards; and to the English in search of sunshine, with a rival to Madeira. – The Congo and Coasts of Africa by Richard Harding Davis
  3. We lost the fleet during the continuance of these gales, but sealed orders having apprized our commander where to rendezvous, we made sail for the Island of Madeira, which we reached on the 9th October, and where we found the fleet. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees