seaport in NW Italy, at the head of the Gulf of Genoa: pop. 679,000: It. name Genova
N part of the Ligurian Sea, off NW Italy
See genoa in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A large jib used on a racing yacht. Also called genoa jib.
Origin: After Genoa
A city of northwest Italy on the Gulf of Genoa, an arm of the Ligurian Sea. An ancient settlement, Genoa flourished under the Romans and also enjoyed great prosperity during the Crusades. Today, it is Italy's chief port and a major commercial and industrial center. Population: 616,000.
Genˌo·eseˈ(-ēzˈ, -ēsˈ), Genˌo·veseˈ(-vēzˈ, -vēsˈ) adjective & n.