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maremma

[muh-rem-uh]
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noun, plural ma·rem·me [muh-rem-ee] /məˈrɛm i/.
  1. a marshy region near the seashore, especially in Italy.
  2. the miasma associated with such a region.
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Origin of maremma

1825–35; < Italian < Latin maritima, feminine of maritimus maritime
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Historical Examples

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for maremma

maremma

noun plural -me (-miː)
  1. a marshy unhealthy region near the shore, esp in Italy
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Word Origin

C19: from Italian, from Latin maritima maritime
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