geneva

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noun ge·ne·va \jə-ˈnē-və\

Definition of geneva

  1. :  a highly aromatic bitter gin originally made in the Netherlands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


First Known Use: 1705


Geneva

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geographical name Ge·ne·va \jə-ˈnē-və\
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Genève

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Genf

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Definition of Geneva

  1. 1 canton of southwestern Switzerland area 109 square miles (282 square kilometers), population 469,000

  2. 2 city and capital of the canton of Geneva, at the southwestern tip of Lake Geneva on the Rhône River population 187,000

Genevese

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GENEVA Defined for English Language Learners

Geneva

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geographical name Ge·ne·va \jə-ˈnē-və\

Definition of Geneva for English Language Learners

  • : city in Switzerland



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