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macchia in Corsica

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

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macchia (uncountable)

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

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