from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A silver Genovese coin, first used in England in the 14th century.
  • n. Alternative capitalization of Jane, "woman".
  • n. Alternative spelling of jean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A coin of Genoa; any small coin.
  • n. A kind of twilled cotton cloth. See Jean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small silver coin of Genoa imported into England by foreign merchants, especially in the fifteenth century. Compare galley-halfpenny.
  • n. Same as jean, 2.


From Old French Jannes ("Genoway"). (Wiktionary)
Alternative forms. (Wiktionary)



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