WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
gen•er•al•is•si•mo /ˌdʒɛnərəˈlɪsəˌmoʊ/USA pronunciation n. [countable],pl. -mos.

    Military(in certain countries) the supreme commander of the armed forces.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

generalissimo /ˌdʒɛnərəˈlɪsɪˌməʊ ˌdʒɛnrə-/ n ( pl -mos)
  1. a supreme commander of combined military, naval, and air forces, esp one who wields political as well as military power
Etymology: 17th Century: from Italian, superlative of generale general



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