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EnglishEdit

 
Common genet, Genetta genetta.
 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛn.ɪt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛnɪt

Etymology 1Edit

From Anglo-Norman genette, Middle French genette, jenette et al., of uncertain origin.

NounEdit

genet (countable and uncountable, plural genets)

  1. Any of several Old World nocturnal, carnivorous mammals, of the genus Genetta in the family Viverridae, most of which have a spotted coat and a long, ringed tail.
  2. The fur of this mammal, or any skin dressed in imitation of it.
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Etymology 2Edit

Coined in the 20th century from gene +‎ -et.

NounEdit

genet (plural genets)

  1. (biology) A group of genetically identical individuals (plants, fungi, bacteria etc.) that have grown in a given location, all originating from asexual reproduction of a single ancestor; a group of ramets.
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Etymology 3Edit

See jennet.

NounEdit

genet (plural genets)

  1. A small-sized, well-proportioned, Spanish horse; a jennet.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
    "Iago: Because we come to do you service and you think we are ruffians, you’ll have your daughter covered with a Barbary horse. You’ll have your nephews neigh to you. You’ll have coursers for cousins and gennets for germans." Shakespeare, Othello: Act 1, Scene 1:109-113

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genet m (plural genets, feminine geneta)

  1. rider, horseman

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genet n or m

  1. definite neuter singular of gen

Norwegian NynorskEdit

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NounEdit

genet n or m

  1. definite neuter singular of gen

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NounEdit

genet m (plural genets)

  1. Alternative form of geneta