genet

noun gen·et \ ˈje-nət \

Definition of genet

: 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


Genet

biographical name Ge·net \ zhə-ˈnā \

Definition of Genet

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

Genet

biographical name

Definition of Genet

Jean 1910–1986 French dramatist and novelist

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