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Marches

[ mahr-chiz ]
/ ˈmɑr tʃɪz /
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noun

The, a region in central Italy, bordering the Adriatic. 3,743 sq. mi. (9,695 sq. km).

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Italian Le Mar·che [le -mahr-ke] /lɛ ˈmɑr kɛ/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for Marches

Marches
/ (ˈmɑːtʃɪz) /

noun the Marches

the border area between England and Wales or Scotland, both characterized by continual feuding (13th–16th centuries)
a region of central Italy. Capital: Ancona. Pop: 1 484 601 (2003 est). Area: 9692 sq km (3780 sq miles)Italian name: Le Marche (le ˈmarke)
any of various other border regions
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