[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 campagna
You have a little sister of your own far away in the Campagna Romana—yes?
I was nursed in a poorhouse and brought up in a hut on the Campagna.
He thought of their joyous day on the Campagna, and then of the unalloyed hours before them.
I see it all; and you 're to take moonlight rides with her over the Campagna.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
The Campagna would have been what the marches of Ancona now are.
- 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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