maremma

maremma

[muh-rem-uh]
noun, plural maremme [muh-rem-ee] .
1.
a marshy region near the seashore, especially in Italy.
2.
the miasma associated with such a region.

Origin:
1825–35; < Italian < Latin maritima, feminine of maritimus maritime

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maremma (məˈrɛmə)
 
n , pl -me
a marshy unhealthy region near the shore, esp in Italy
 
[C19: from Italian, from Latin maritimamaritime]

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maremma

geographic region, largely within Tuscany (Toscana) regione, central Italy, extending along the Tyrrhenian coast from south of Livorno to Rome and inland to the Apennine foothills.

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