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a low plain surrounding the city of Rome, Italy.
(lowercase) any flat open plain; champaign.
Historical Examples

A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
Roman Mosaics Hugh Macmillan
The Spirit of Rome Vernon Lee
Robert Browning C. H. Herford
The Eternal City Hall Caine
Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal William Beckford
The Eternal City Hall Caine
The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863 Various
The Eternal City Hall Caine

another word for champaign (sense 1)
a low-lying plain surrounding Rome, Italy: once fertile, it deteriorated to malarial marshes; but has since been reclaimed. Area: about 2000 sq km (800 sq miles) Also called Campagna di Roma (dɪ ˈrəʊmə)


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