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 :  a highly aromatic bitter gin originally made in the Netherlands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\

Definition of Geneva

  1. 1 canton SW Switzerland area 109 square miles (282 square kilometers), pop 414,300

  2. 2 city, its ∗, at SW tip of Lake Geneva on the Rhône pop 175,998

Genevese

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

Variants of geneva

or French

Genève

play \zhə-ˈnev\ or G

Genf

play \ˈgenf\


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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