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[muh-rem-uh] /məˈrɛm ə/
noun, plural maremme
[muh-rem-ee] /məˈrɛm i/ (Show IPA)
a marshy region near the seashore, especially in Italy.
the miasma associated with such a region.
Origin of maremma
1825-35; < Italian < Latin maritima, feminine of maritimus maritime Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But for the road, the carriage, it might have been in the maremma for utter loneliness and freshness.

    The Spirit of Rome Vernon Lee
  • She could not look like the woman in maremma, who had been a vagrant and a gipsy.

  • And they had no maremma to separate them from this garden of theirs.

  • Every one knows the route; over the maremma, between the sea and the mountains.

    Ruskin Relics W. G. Collingwood
  • If the maremma is as malarial as it is famed, it does not look it.

  • M. Vanozzi is always away in the maremma; and he hardly ever comes to Rome.

    Abb Aubain and Mosaics Prosper Mrime
  • She was Pia, born at Sienna, who died at maremma, by the hand of her husband.

    National Epics Kate Milner Rabb
  • Simply turning his steps westward, in the direction where he knew the maremma lay, Gerald set out on his lonely journey.

    Gerald Fitzgerald Charles James Lever
  • Oats, cultivated in the Roman and Tuscan maremma and in Apulia, are used almost exclusively for horses and cattle.

  • He committed the wild imprudence of traversing the maremma in August, and was killed by the poisonous exhalations.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
British Dictionary definitions for maremma


noun (pl) -me (-miː)
a marshy unhealthy region near the shore, esp in Italy
Word Origin
C19: from Italian, from Latin maritimamaritime
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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