genoa

noun gen·oa \ ˈje-nə-wə \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of genoa

: a large jib that overlaps the mainsail and is used especially in racing

Origin and Etymology of genoa

Genoa, Italy


Genoa

geographical name Gen·oa \ ˈje-nō-ə \
variants: or Italian Genova play \ˈje-nō-(ˌ)vä\ or ancient Genua play \ˈjen-yə-wə\

Definition of Genoa

commune and port in northwestern Italy; capital of Liguria at the foot of the Apennines and at the head of the Gulf of Genoa (an arm of the Ligurian Sea) population 586,180

Genoese

play \ˌje-nō-ˈēz, -ˈēs\ adjective or noun

Genovese

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

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