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Ca•nos•sa (kə nos′ə; It. kä nôs′sä),USA pronunciation n.
- Place Names, World Historya ruined castle in N Italy: scene of the penance of Emperor Henry IV of the Holy Roman Empire before Pope Gregory VII in 1077.
- Idiomsgo to Canossa, to humble oneself.