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Meaning & History
This is the name of a North American river which flows through western New York and Pennsylvania. Numerous U.S. towns and counties are named after the river. Genesee is a corruption of Chin-u-shio, the indigenous Seneca tribe's name for the river valley, originally Čunehstí•yu• meaning "a beautiful open valley".