A marshy and unhealthy region lying along the sea-shore.(noun)
The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)
Use "maremma" in a sentence
"The maremma is a breed of livestock guardian dog that originated in central Italy nearly two thousand years ago."
"_O pescatore da maremma_, and led by Mr. Badcock, who wore a wreath of seaweed a-cock over one eye and waved a dripping basket of sea-urchins."
"The west wind blew strong; the clouds were heavy; now and then the moon shone on a sullen sea; now and then the darkness broke over rank maremma vapours; at times he heard the distant bellowing of the herds, at times he heard the moaning of the water; mighty cities, lost armies, slaughtered hosts, foundered fleets, were underneath that soil and sea; whole nations had their sepulchres on that low, wind-blown shore."