jennet

noun
jen·​net | \ ˈhe-nā How to pronounce jennet (audio) , ˈje-nət How to pronounce jennet (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jennet. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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jennet

noun
jen·​net | \ ˈje-nət How to pronounce jennet (audio) \

Kids Definition of jennet

: a female donkey

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