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gen·et 1(jĕn′ĭt, jə-nĕt′)
Any of several carnivorous mammals of the genus Genetta of Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, having grayish or yellowish fur with dark spots and a long ringed tail.
[Middle English, from Old French genete, of Iberian Romance origin; akin to Spanish jineta, perhaps originally a feminine form (used in the sense "bandit" to refer to the genet euphemistically because it preys on poultry) of Spanish jinete, horseman, from Old Spanish ginete; see jennet.]
A group of genetically identical individuals descended from one progenitor, as a group of trees that have all sprouted from the roots of a single parent; a clone.
1. (Animals) any agile catlike viverrine mammal of the genus Genetta, inhabiting wooded regions of Africa and S Europe, having an elongated head, thick spotted or blotched fur, and a very long tail
2. (Animals) the fur of such an animal
[C15: from Old French genette, from Arabic jarnayt]
(Animals) an obsolete spelling of jennet
(Biography) Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1910–86, French dramatist and novelist; his novels include Notre-Dame des Fleurs (1944) and his plays Les Bonnes (1947) and Le Balcon (1956)
Jean (ʒɑ̃) 1910–86, French playwright and novelist.
gen•et1(ˈdʒɛn ɪt, dʒəˈnɛt)
1. any African or European viverrid carnivore of the genus Genetta, having spotted sides and a ringed tail.
2. the fur of such an animal.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Old French genette < Arabic jarnait]
Edmond Charles Edouard ( “Citizen Genêt” ), 1763–1834, French minister to the U.S. in 1793.
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|Noun||1.||Genet - French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)|
|2.||Genet - French writer of novels and dramas for the theater of the absurd (1910-1986)|
|3.||genet - agile Old World viverrine having a spotted coat and long ringed tail|