Genêt

[ zhuh-ney; French zhuh-ne ]
/ ʒəˈneɪ; French ʒəˈnɛ /

noun

Ed·mond Charles E·douard [ed-mawn sharl ey-dwar] /ɛdˈmɔ̃ ʃarl eɪˈdwar/, Citizen Genêt,1763–1834, French minister to the U.S. in 1793.
pen name of Janet Flanner.

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British Dictionary definitions for edmond genet (1 of 3)

genet1

genette (dʒɪˈnɛt)

/ (ˈdʒɛnɪt) /

noun

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
the fur of such an animal

Word Origin for genet

C15: from Old French genette, from Arabic jarnayt

British Dictionary definitions for edmond genet (2 of 3)

genet2
/ (ˈdʒɛnɪt) /

noun

an obsolete spelling of jennet

British Dictionary definitions for edmond genet (3 of 3)

Genet
/ (French ʒənɛ) /

noun

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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