genet

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noun gen·et \ˈje-nət\

Definition of genet

  1. :  any of a genus (Genetta) of small Old World usually carnivorous viverrid mammals related to the civets and having retractile claws, spotted or striped fur, and a ringed tail

Origin and Etymology of genet

Middle English genete, from Anglo-French, ultimately from Arabic jarnayṭ


First Known Use: 15th century


Genet

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biographical name Ge·net \zhə-ˈnā\

Definition of Genet

  1. Edmond-Charles-Édouard 1763–1834 Citizen Genet French diplomat in U.S.


Genet

biographical name gen·et

Definition of Genet

  1. Jean 1910–1986 French dramatist and novelist


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