Definition of macchia in English:

macchia

noun

  • Maquis.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), writer. From Corsican macchia thicket (lit. ‘spot’, after the spotted appearance of hillsides dotted with such thickets) from classical Latin macula.

Pronunciation

macchia

/ˈmɑːkɪə/