Origin of napa
of undetermined orig.
- a city in W California: center of wine-producing region.
- a very soft glove leather made from the skin of a sheep, kid, or goat.
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Examples from the Web for napa
Seager emphasizes that 90 percent of the problems at Napa State are caused by 15 to 20 percent of the patients.Inside a Hospital for the Criminally Insane
September 15, 2014
Mondavi also realized the value of coaxing trophy names from Bordeaux into opening wineries in Napa.
Nobody did more to establish Napa as a world player in serious wine than Robert Mondavi.
But even without help from a restless tectonic plate, folks in the Napa Valley get easily agitated.
Things never quite settled down and occasionally the earth still rocks, as it did in Napa a week ago.
Removed to Napa Valley in 1852, he died there nine years later.
The Mutistuls live 'between the heads of Napa and Putos creeks.'The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1
Hubert Howe Bancroft
They wandered into the vales of Napa and Sonoma, fancying them a fairyland.The Little Lady of Lagunitas
Richard Henry Savage
Finally she wrote to Clough, who had arrived in Napa a fortnight before.A Daughter of the Vine
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
You know the island in the Napa River just above the railroad bridge?In Macao
Charles A. Gunnison
- a soft leather, used in gloves and clothes, made from sheepskin, lambskin, or kid
C19: named after Napa, California, where it was originally made
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Word Origin and History for napa
California county noted for wines, perhaps from a Southern Patwin (Wiuntun) word meaning "homeland."
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