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gen•et1  ( jenit, jə net),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Mammalsany small, Old World carnivore of the genus Genetta, esp. G. genetta, having spotted sides and a ringed tail.
  2. the fur of such an animal.
Also,  ge•nette. 
  • Arabic jarnait
  • Old French genette
  • late Middle English 1375–1425

gen•et2  ( jenit),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Animal Husbandryjennet.

Ge•net  (zhə nā; Fr. zhə ne),USA pronunciation n. 
    Jean  (zhän),USA pronunciation 1910–86, French playwright and novelist.
Ge•nêt  (zhə nā; Fr. zhə ne),USA pronunciation n. 
    Ed•mond Charles E•douard  (ed môn sharl ā dwar),USA pronunciation ("Citizen Genêt''), 1763–1834, French minister to the U.S. in 1793.
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jen•net  ( jenit),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Mammalsa female donkey.
  2. Mammals, Dog and Cat Breedsa small Spanish horse.
Also,  genet. 
  • Spanish Arabic zinētī, dialect, dialectal variant of zanātī pertaining to the Zenete tribe (of Berbers), after Zanātah the Zenetes
  • Catalan, variant of ginet horse of the Zenete kind
  • Middle French genet
  • late Middle English 1425–75


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Genet /French: ʒənɛ/ n
  1. Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1910–86, French dramatist and novelist; his novels include Notre-Dame des Fleurs (1944) and his plays Les Bonnes (1947) and Le Balcon (1956)



genet /ˈdʒɛnɪt/, genette /dʒɪˈnɛt/ n
  1. any agile catlike viverrine mammal of the genus Genetta, inhabiting wooded regions of Africa and S Europe, having an elongated head, thick spotted or blotched fur, and a very long tail
  2. the fur of such an animal
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French genette, from Arabic jarnayt
genet /ˈdʒɛnɪt/ n
  1. an obsolete spelling of jennet



jennet, genet, gennet /ˈdʒɛnɪt/ n
  1. a small Spanish riding horse
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French genet, from Catalan ginet, horse of the type used by the Zenete, from Arabic Zanātah the Zenete, a Moorish people renowned for their horsemanship



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