Definition of Genoese in English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of the Italian seaport of Genoa or its inhabitants.

    ‘a wealthy Genoese family’
    • ‘The Columbus committee commissioned a well-known Philadelphia sculptor to cast a 9-foot likeness of the Genoese explorer.’
    • ‘A free five-minute shuttle ride takes you to the beach club or the small town of Calvi, a lofty 13th-century Genoese citadel.’
    • ‘It is also the best building by Genoese architect Renzo Piano for many years.’
    • ‘Open-fronted shops sell the Genoese delicacy of farinata, a sort of crisp chickpea pancake.’
    • ‘Maybe I'm biased because my husband is Genoese - but it seems to me that Genoa has something for everyone.’


  • A native or inhabitant of the Italian seaport of Genoa.

    ‘no two Genoese will agree on the exact proportions of the ingredients of pesto’
    ‘the Genoese had trading enclaves in Spain’
    • ‘St Restitude is venerated for many other miraculous happenings, like the repulse of the Genoese by the villagers in 1732.’
    • ‘The citadels in the various cities were also built by the Genoese.’
    • ‘The Genoese have a reputation for working hard and eating on the hoof from hole-in-the-wall restaurants.’
    • ‘Columbus was a Genoese working for the monarchs of Spain.’
    • ‘Vassallo, a painter whose work is sometimes confused with that of his fellow Genoese, Catiglione, deserves more attention.’