[jen-oh-eez, -ees]


of, relating to, or characteristic of Genoa or its inhabitants.

noun, plural Gen·o·ese.

a native or inhabitant of Genoa.

Also Gen·o·vese [jen-uh-veez, -vees] /ˌdʒɛn əˈviz, -ˈvis/.

Origin of Genoese

First recorded in 1545–55; geno(a) + -ese Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of genoese

  • Between sixteen thousand and eighteen thousand French and Genoese were killed, either cut down on deck or drowned.

  • Nissa, which became Nizza under the rule of the Genoese and of the Savoyards, had nothing of the provincial about it.

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    J. M.G. Le Clézio on His Birthplace

    Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

    April 6, 2011

  • King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella learned of the Genoese explorer's success not from his own pen, but from the mouth of Santangel.

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    Columbus' Forgotten Patron

    Mitchell Kaplan

    October 11, 2010

Historical Examples of genoese

British Dictionary definitions for genoese


Genovese (ˌdʒɛnəˈviːz)

noun plural -ese or -vese

a native or inhabitant of Genoa


of or relating to Genoa or its inhabitants
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