genet

1 [jen-it, juh-net]
Also, genette.


Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Old French genette < Arabic jarnait

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genet

2 [jen-it]
noun

Genet

[zhuh-ney; French zhuh-ne]
noun
Jean [zhahn] , 1910–86, French playwright and novelist.

Genêt

[zhuh-ney; French zhuh-ne]
noun
1.
Edmond Charles Edouard [ed-mawn sharl ey-dwar] , ("Citizen Genêt") 1763–1834, French minister to the U.S. in 1793.
2.

Flanner

[flan-er] ,
noun
Janet (Genêt) 1892–1978, U.S. journalist: long based in Paris.
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genet or genette1 (ˈdʒɛnɪt, 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
 
[C15: from Old French genette, from Arabic jarnayt]
 
genette or genette1
 
n
 
[C15: from Old French genette, from Arabic jarnayt]

genet2 (ˈdʒɛnɪt)
 
n
an obsolete spelling of jennet

Genet (French ʒənɛ)
 
n
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)

jennet, genet or gennet (ˈdʒɛnɪt)
 
n
1.  Also called: jenny a female donkey or ass
2.  a small Spanish riding horse
 
[C15: 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]
 
genet, genet or gennet
 
n
 
[C15: 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]
 
gennet, genet or gennet
 
n
 
[C15: 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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genet

any of about five species of lithe, catlike carnivores of the genus Genetta, family Viverridae. Genets are elongate, short-legged animals with long, tapering tails; pointed noses; large, rounded ears; and retractile claws. Coloration varies among species but usually is pale yellowish or grayish, marked with dark spots and stripes; the tail is banded black and white. Adult genets weigh 1-2 kg (2.2-4.4 pounds) and are about 40-60 cm (16-24 inches) long, excluding the 40-55-centimetre tail

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