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of or relating to the .
Contemporary Examples

They then took the borrowed money and invested it in Greek bonds and in loans to customers around the Mediterranean and Adriatic.
Cyprus’s Emotionally Satisfying, But Likely Ineffective ‘Bail-in’ Daniel Gross March 24, 2013

One of these companies is building a luxury complex on the gorgeous Lustica Peninsula, which juts out into the pristine Adriatic.
Where Will Mubarak Go? Stephen Kinzer February 10, 2011

Historical Examples

It was not to be thought that France would be left tranquil on the Adriatic.
The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1 Henry Baerlein

These were intended for use in the Mediterranean as well as in the Adriatic Sea.
The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) Various

The Gothic warriors were kindly treated, but dismissed to their farms between the Apennines and the Adriatic.
Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin

All our clothes, &c, coming from Florence have been shipwrecked in the Adriatic.
Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. II (of II) Edmund Downey

One can wander for miles along the Lido on the Adriatic side.
Venice Dorothy Menpes

If Austria falls to pieces, if Serbia reaches the Adriatic, what is that to us?
The Best Short Stories of 1917 Various

Ancona: a city of central Italy, on the shores of the Adriatic.
The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe

He that marries is like the Doge who was wedded to the Adriatic.
Pearls of Thought Maturin M. Ballou

of or relating to the Adriatic Sea, or to the inhabitants of its coast or islands
the Adriatic, short for the Adriatic Sea

sea east of Italy, from Latin Adriaticus, from town of Atria (modern Atri) in Picenum, once a seaport but now more than 12 miles inland. The name is perhaps from atra, neuter of atrum “black,” hence “the black city;” or else it represents Illyrian adur “water, sea.”


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