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A city of northern California northeast of Oakland. It is a center of the Napa Valley, a mountainous region that is famous for its vineyards.


1. (Tanning) a type of leather made by tanning sheepskin
2. (Plants) a broad-leafed plant used as a vegetable in east Asia. Also called: Chinese cabbage or celery cabbage


or nap•pa (ˈnæp ə)
(sometimes cap.) a soft, tawed leather usu. made from sheepskin or lambskin, used for gloves, shoes, luggage, etc.
[1890–95, Amer.; after Napa, California]


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a city in W California: center of wine-producing region. 57,320.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.napa - plant with an elongated head of broad stalked leaves resembling celery; used as a vegetable in east Asia
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
Brassica, genus Brassica - mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
References in classic literature ?
Still west they headed, over more mountains, to beautiful Napa Valley.
We'll see 'm later on," Billy said, as they turned northwest, through the vineyards and orchards of Napa Valley.
He had been all day in the hills west of the Napa Valley, looking for doves and such small game as was in season.
Helena, and on to the east, across Sonoma to the chaparral-covered range that shut off the view of Napa Valley.
Through the first flowed all the water of Napa River and the great tide-lands; through the second flowed all the water of Suisun Bay and the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers.
So it happened, when the posses had begun to penetrate the mountain, and when the man was compelled to make a daylight dash down into the Valley of the Moon to cross over to the mountain fastnesses that lay between it and Napa Valley, that Harley Kennan rode out on the hot-blooded colt he was training.
They turned the horses in the other direction, and took the climb of the Nun Canyon road that led over the divide and down into the Napa Valley.
8220;This is an exciting new partnership that is bringing together major players in Napa Valley's history and present day fame,” said Kira Devitt, Director of Marketing and PR for the Napa Valley Wine Train.
The organizations and associations opposing the move represent Napa Valley's wine community, tourism business, the overall business community and environmental organizations: The Calistoga Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Napa River, Napa Chamber of Commerce, Napa County Farm Bureau, Napa Valley Grape-growers, Nap Valley Vintners, St.
McDonnell's victory was testament to the way he pressed the action as he towered over Napa by seven inches, an advantage that will be shared by Hall.
However, those surprised Napa visitors already will have discovered it at the Prager tasting room, 1281 Lewelling Lane in St.
The twist: This time the wines are actually made with grapes from California's Napa Valley.