maremma

[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 maritimus maritime
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maremma

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

Word Origin for maremma

C19: from Italian, from Latin maritima maritime
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