Pronunciation: (gen'i-oos" lō'kē; Eng. jē'nē-us lō'sī, -kī), [key] Latin.
1. guardian of a place.
2. the distinctive character or atmosphere of a place with reference to the impression that it makes on the mind.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.