- 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
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Examples from the Web for maremma
But for the road, the carriage, it might have been in the Maremma for utter loneliness and freshness.The Spirit of Rome
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.Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5)
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.Roman Holidays and Others
W. D. Howells
- a marshy unhealthy region near the shore, esp in Italy
C19: from Italian, from Latin maritima maritime
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