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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 ?
Helena, and on to the east, across Sonoma to the chaparral-covered range that shut off the view of Napa Valley.
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.
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.
He had been all day in the hills west of the Napa Valley, looking for doves and such small game as was in season.
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.
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.
Only 30 miles long and a few miles wide, Napa Valley produces just four percent of California's winegrapes.
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.
The awards program in Napa targets all apartment complexes larger than 10 units that have centralized solid waste and recycling collection areas.
A red grape that arrived in California from France in the 1869s, Charbono has been made into wine in Napa Valley since Inglenook, one of the state's oldest continuous fine wineries, began producing wine in the 1880s.