any small, Old World carnivore of the genus Genetta, especially G. genetta, having spotted sides and a ringed tail.
the fur of such an animal.
Other definitions for genet (2 of 4)
Other definitions for Genet (3 of 4)
Jean [zhahn], /ʒɑ̃/, 1910–86, French playwright and novelist.
Other definitions for Genêt (4 of 4)
Ed·mond Charles E·douard [ed-mawnsharl 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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How to use genet in a sentence
Its name signifies Col des Genets, and it occupies the site of an old bordj or rest-house of former days.In the Land of Mosques & Minarets | Francis Miltoun
The warm air was laden with the smell of genets, the sky was brightly blue over our white lattice.The Tower of Oblivion | Oliver Onions
The genets (Genetta) are smaller animals, with more elongated and slender bodies, and shorter limbs than the civets.
Our friend Manuel de la Torre killed three genets in Estremadura that were entirely black, and rather smaller than the average.Wild Spain (Espaa agreste) | Abel Chapman
The Genets constitute a division of the civet-weasel tribe; and one of which there are numerous species.Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found | Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for genet (1 of 3)
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
British Dictionary definitions for genet (2 of 3)
an obsolete spelling of jennet
British Dictionary definitions for Genet (3 of 3)
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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