from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region of central Italy in the Apennines. Occupied by the Umbrians in ancient times, it later fell to the Etruscans and then the Romans (c. 300 B.C.). After passing to various powers, Umbria came under the control of the papacy in the 16th century and joined the kingdom of Sardinia in 1860.

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  • proper n. A region of central Italy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mountainous region in central Italy


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