Definition of genever in English:

genever

Line breaks: gen|ever
Pronunciation: /dʒɪˈniːvə
 
/
(also literary geneva)

noun

[mass noun]
Dutch gin: visit a bar to sample the famous Dutch genever [as modifier]: a genever aperitif
More example sentences
  • British soldiers campaigning in the Low Countries in the 16th century were so impressed by the effects of a nip of genever as to coin the expression ‘Dutch courage’.
  • The restaurant cooks all its dishes in genever - a tasty gin-based Belgian liqueur - and offers fruit-flavoured shots of the stuff at any time throughout the meal.
  • Unlike most gin, young, genever is lighter and drier.

Origin

early 18th century: from Dutch, from Old French genevre, from an alteration of Latin juniperus (gin being flavoured with juniper berries). The variant spelling is due to association with Geneva.

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