Romney Marsh(redirected from Romney Marsh disease)
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Romney Marsh(rŭm`nē), region, c.70 sq mi (180 sq km), Kent, SE England, extending c.9 mi (15 km) inland. A former coastal marsh, the region has been wholly reclaimed to provide fertile pastureland. Romney Marsh sheep are well known.
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1. a marshy area of SE England, on the Kent coast between New Romney and Rye: includes Dungeness
2. a type of hardy British sheep from this area, with long wool, bred for mutton
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