jennet

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noun jen·net \ ˈhe-nā , ˈje-nət \

Definition of jennet

1 a :a female donkey
b :hinny
2 :a small Spanish horse

Origin and Etymology of jennet

Middle English genett, from Anglo-French genet, from Catal, Zenete (member of a Berber people), horse


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jennet

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noun jen·net \ ˈje-nət \

Definition of jennet for Students

:a female donkey

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