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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.
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(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)
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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.
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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
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[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.
de Beaufort, mounted on a magnificent white genet , which responded by graceful curvets to the applause of the women of the city.
We present changes in the characteristics studied, calculated per genet containing several ramets formed during the vegetative growth.
He is writing a letter to Jean Genet. The letter is dated August 20 1971.
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Dispersion and fusion likewise animate the seven collages on the pages that follow, which are part of a new body of work prompted by the writings of Jean Genet and debuting in April at the Gallery at Norwich University Collage of the Arts in the UK.
Jean Genet writes from a place of double exile: exile from being and exile from having.
Richard Dindo's "Genet a Chatila" centers on French writer Jean Genet's interactions with the Palestinian resistance in Jordan and Lebanon in the 1970s.
It's true cross-cultural fusion: West African dancer Koffi Koko and Brazilian dancer Ismael Ivo join Turkish dancer/choreographer Ziya Azazi under Japanese director Yoshi Oida in a radical reinvention of The Maids, the play written by Frenchman Jean Genet. With musical accompaniment by Brazilian Jofio de Bruco, the multicultural creative team brings Saint Genet l'Africain to the Kennedy Center Oct.
With this collection of editorials, in-depth interviews, and articulations on artists and art (supported by over 100 pages of incredibly thorough notes), Genet reinforces his reputation as the influential activist Sartre stated he could never be in Saint Genet (1952), the seminal critical text that introduced Genet to France (and therefore the world).