geneva

noun ge·ne·va \ jə-ˈnē-və \

Definition of geneva

: a highly aromatic bitter gin originally made in the Netherlands

Origin and Etymology of geneva

modification of obsolete Dutch genever (now jenever), literally, juniper, from Middle Dutch, from Old French geneivre, ultimately from Latin juniperus


Geneva

geographical name Ge·ne·va \ jə-ˈnē-və \
variants: or French Genève play \zhə-ˈnev\ or German Genf play \ˈgenf\

Definition of Geneva

1 canton of southwestern Switzerland area 109 square miles (282 square kilometers), population 469,000
2 city and capital of the canton of Geneva, at the southwestern tip of Lake Geneva on the Rhône River population 187,000

Genevese

play \ˌje-nə-ˈvēz, -ˈvēs\ adjective or noun



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