geneva

noun
ge·​ne·​va | \ jə-ˈnē-və How to pronounce geneva (audio) \

Definition of geneva

: a highly aromatic bitter gin originally made in the Netherlands

First Known Use of geneva

1705, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geneva

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

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“Geneva.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geneva. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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Geneva geographical name

Ge·​ne·​va | \ jə-ˈnē-və How to pronounce Geneva (audio) \
variants: or French Genève \ zhə-​ˈnev How to pronounce Geneva (audio) \ or German Genf \ ˈgenf How to pronounce Geneva (audio) \

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

Other Words from geneva

Genevese \ ˌje-​nə-​ˈvēz How to pronounce Geneva (audio) , -​ˈvēs \ adjective or noun

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