macchia

See also: Macchia

EnglishEdit

 
macchia in Corsica

EtymologyEdit

From Corsican machja, related to Italian macchia and French maquis; ultimately from Latin macula. Doublet of macula, macule, and maquis.

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NounEdit

macchia (uncountable)

  1. A shrubland biota in Mediterranean countries, typically consisting of densely-growing evergreen shrubs.

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmak.kja/
  • Rhymes: -akkja
  • Hyphenation: màc‧chia

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin *macla, from Latin macula. Doublet of macula, a borrowing.

NounEdit

macchia f (plural macchie)

  1. stain, smear
  2. spot, fleck
  3. (figuratively) blot, speck, disgrace
  4. (figuratively, uncommon) defect, flaw
    Synonyms: difetto, neo
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ReferencesEdit

  • macchia1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2Edit

A semantic extension of the above.

NounEdit

macchia f (plural macchie)

  1. shrub, bush, brake
  2. macchia (shrubland biota)
  3. (transferred sense) Generic name for plants commonly found in a macchia
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ReferencesEdit

  • macchia2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

macchia

  1. inflection of macchiare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

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