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genoa 1

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛnəʊə/
/dʒɛˈnəʊə/

noun

1 (also genoa jib) Sailing A large jib or foresail whose foot extends aft of the mast, used especially on racing yachts.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Genoa 2

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.

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