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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.]

gen·et 2

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.

[From genetic (on the model of ramet).]

gen·et 3

See jennet.


(ˈdʒɛnɪt) or


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


(French ʒənɛ)
(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.


(ˈdʒɛn ɪt, dʒəˈnɛt)

also ge•nette′,

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]


(ˈdʒɛn ɪt)




Edmond Charles Edouard ( “Citizen Genêt” ), 1763–1834, French minister to the U.S. in 1793.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Genêt - French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)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.Genêt - agile Old World viverrine having a spotted coat and long ringed tailgenet - agile Old World viverrine having a spotted coat and long ringed tail
viverrine, viverrine mammal - small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World


[ˈdʒenɪt] Njineta f, gineta f
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She had forced us to accept a little souvenir, a magnificent Spanish GENET and an Andalusian mule, which were beautiful to look upon.
A vant d'analyser la derniere creation theatrale du metteur en scene Jawad Al-Assadi, il me semble important de situer la piece, Les Bonnes, dans un contexte global qui est celui de l'oeuvre de Genet.
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En la obra Los negros del dramaturgo frances Jean Genet nos enfrentamos, de manera muy compleja y evidentemente polemica, al problema de la identidad cultural y racial, del dominio ideologico, de la colonizacion y el proceso de descolonizacion, particularmente desde el problema de "lo negro" en el ambito cultural del colonialismo, centrandose la obra en la problematica en torno a la identidad del ser negro, como una identidad construida por el blanco.
Genet warned against flattening a slippery examination of identity into a straightforward condemnation of society's racism--and that's exactly what happens here.
El dramaturgo y poeta frances Jean Genet (1910-1986) planteo al escribir Las criadas: ".
Like Netanyahu, Genet saw his country as a key American ally, and he believed that the two nations shared similar ideals and that both confronted enemies of pure evil.
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Through a comparative study of Muhammad Shukri (Choukri) and Jean Genet, this article situates Shukri as a "world writer" who utilizes a poetics of inversion to call socially constituted discourses of authority into question.
predation of a ramet does not eliminate the genet and joined ramets may share resources.