[ muh-rem-uh ]

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.

Origin of maremma

1825–35; <Italian <Latin maritima, feminine of maritimusmaritime

Words Nearby maremma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use maremma in a sentence

  • Now and then on my way I met the herds, already setting out for the winter pastures of maremma.

  • On maremma's marsh Swarm not the serpent tribe, as on his haunch They swarm'd, to where the human face begins.

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  • In the Pontine marshes they find a favorite retreat, and in the pestilential maremma scarcely any other animals are to be seen.

  • They trooped past our windows, and took their way along the dusty road towards the maremma.

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  • But being then deserted by most of his followers, he had to fly to the maremma and seek shelter in the Castle of Astura.

British Dictionary definitions for maremma


/ (məˈrɛmə) /

nounplural -me (-miː)
  1. a marshy unhealthy region near the shore, esp in Italy

Origin of maremma

C19: from Italian, from Latin maritima maritime

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