There are 2 definitions of genoa in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛnəʊə
, dʒɛˈnəʊə


1 (also genoa jib) Sailing A large jib or foresail whose foot extends aft of the mast, used especially on racing yachts.
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  • The Swan 36 comes with a fully battened mainsail and roller furling genoa as standard equipment.
  • I have seen others opt for a cutter-type arrangement leaving the small jib and adding a genoa.
  • You will not win any popularity contests in your anchorage when (not if) the genoa unfurls in the middle of a storm.
2 (also Genoa cake) A rich fruit cake with almonds on top.
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  • Lighter cakes, made with less fruit, to be eaten at teatime or for snacks, include Genoa cake.
  • John had put the coffee and Genoa cake on it, with little doilies.
  • As usual, we shared our selection, a piece of apricot and almond sponge and a square of Genoa cake which was full of fruit.

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There are 2 definitions of genoa in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛnəʊə
A seaport on the NW coast of Italy, capital of Liguria region; population 611,171 (2008). It was the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Italian name Genova.



Pronunciation: /ˌdʒɛnəʊˈiːz/
adjective & noun
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  • Past the tower itself, built in Byzantine times by Genoese traders, streets fan out in a labyrinth down to where the sea once lapped some centuries ago.
  • Strategically situated in the Mediterranean, the island has attracted an endless succession of invaders, from the Etruscans and the Saracens to the Pisans and the Genoese.
  • Last night, groups of protesters piled on to trains and buses to leave the Mediterranean port as Genoese families began venturing out to survey the damage to the city.

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