What does almadia or almadie mean?
The definition of almadia and almadie
Al`ma*di”a, Al”ma*die, n.
Etym: [F. almadie (cf. Sp. & Pg. almadia), fr. Ar. alma’diyah a raft, float.] (Naut.)
(a) A bark canoe used by the Africans.
(b) A boat used at Calicut, in India, about eighty feet long, and six or seven broad.