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maremma

[muh-rem-uh] /məˈrɛm ə/
noun, plural maremme
[muh-rem-ee] /məˈrɛm i/ (Show IPA)
1.
a marshy region near the seashore, especially in Italy.
2.
the miasma associated with such a region.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Italian < Latin maritima, feminine of maritimus maritime
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British Dictionary definitions for maremma

maremma

/məˈrɛmə/
noun (pl) -me (-miː)
1.
a marshy unhealthy region near the shore, esp in Italy
Word Origin
C19: from Italian, from Latin maritimamaritime
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Encyclopedia Article for maremma

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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