from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Liguria, an ancient district on the coast of northwestern Italy and southeastern France, including Nice, the south of Piedmont, Genoa, part of Parma, etc. In the present kingdom of Italy Liguria is a compartimento or department comprising the provinces of Genoa and Porto Maurizio.
  • n. One of a race inhabiting in ancient times a great part of northwestern Italy, especially in the neighborhood of Genoa, and occupying also much of southeastern Gaul.
  • Pertaining to a division of the Oligocene Tertiary in the southern Alps and the Rigi.
  • n. The Ligurian division. Also known as the Rigi beds.


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  • [1] Nova Scotia lobster with burrata cheese, sundried tomatoes, ligurian olives, and basil seeds.


  • There are 16 different pizzas on the menu, the cheapest a $9 marinara (though here it's called the "Napoli TSG") and the priciest $20 frutti di mare special pizza (mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp, garlic, cherry tomatoes, ligurian olive oil).


  • the vermentino from cantine lunae remains one of my all-time favourite italian white wines, despite the fact that it's ligurian, not tuscan.

    The White Side of Tuscany: Vermentino


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