jennet

noun
jen·net | \ˈhe-nā, ˈje-nət \

Definition of jennet 

1a : a female donkey

b : hinny

2 : a small Spanish horse

First Known Use of jennet

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for jennet

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

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jennet

noun
jen·net | \ˈje-nət \

Kids Definition of jennet

: a female donkey

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