[kam-pahn-yuh, kuh m-; Italian kahm-pah-nyah]
- a low plain surrounding the city of Rome, Italy.
- (lowercase) any flat open plain; champaign.
Origin of Campagna
From Italian; see origin at campaign
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Examples from the Web for campagne
I said, "Madame, you bring us good news from your campagne?"Four Years in France
Henry Digby Beste
It has been found quite frequently in “reasoning maniacs” by Campagne.
It is indeed difficult to understand the admiration with which his campagne au large has been treated in France.Some Principles of Maritime Strategy
Julian Stafford Corbett
Campagne, Broca, G. Wilson, and others about the same time made similar researches.
The Duchesse in reply begged me to come to her campagne and talk over the matter.The Parisians, Complete
- another word for champaign (def. 1)
- a low-lying plain surrounding Rome, Italy: once fertile, it deteriorated to malarial marshes; but has since been reclaimed. Area: about 2000 sq km (800 sq miles)Also called: Campagna di Roma (dɪ ˈrəʊmə)
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Word Origin and History for campagne
obsolete form of campaign.
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