Definition of Ligurian in US English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of the Italian coastal region of Liguria or its inhabitants.

    ‘the picturesque Ligurian port city’
    • ‘A quarter of a century passed before renaissance ideas finally took root, with the arrival of Dutch and Ligurian potters.’
    • ‘Its most highly regarded wine is produced to serve the fish restaurants of Genoa and the Ligurian coast not far to the south.’
    • ‘Ligurian gnocchi might not be the simplest, quickest pasta shape to make, but they certainly are among the loveliest to eat.’


  • A native or inhabitant of the Italian coastal region of Liguria.

    ‘the coastal road used by the Ligurians’
    • ‘Tea with a slice of lemon, a slab of reheated focaccia, and the company of four good Ligurians: who needs cocktails and celebrities?’
    • ‘The Ligurians occupied a strip of coast stretching from the Arno to the Rhine.’
    • ‘The Ligurians settled along the Mediterranean coast, from Spain to Italy, before the age of the Roman Empire.’