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A light, buttery cake with a texture similar to sponge cake.

[French, from feminine of genois, Genoese, after Genoa.]
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(dʒeɪˈnwɑːz; dʒɛˈnwɑːz)
(Cookery) cookery a rich sponge cake
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a light yellow cake made with eggs and butter and typically layered, filled, and frosted or made into petits fours for serving.
[1930–35; < French; feminine of génois of Genoa]
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Noun1.genoise - rich and delicate Italian sponge cake
cake - baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
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