What does ‘madeira’ mean in Portuguese?

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A Mountain
B Wine
C Wood

When the Portuguese discovered Madeira in 1419, the island was uninhabited and entirely covered in subtropical rainforest. All those trees gave the island the name it bears today, the Portuguese word for ‘wood.’

The correct answer is Wood.

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