or gen·et

[ jen-it ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ɪt /


a female donkey.
a small Spanish horse.

Origin of jennet

1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French genet < Catalan, variant of ginet horse of the Zenete kind < Spanish Arabic zinētī, dialectal variant of zanātī pertaining to the Zenete tribe (of Berbers), after Zanātah the Zenetes Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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genet or gennet

/ (ˈdʒɛnɪt) /


Also called: jenny a female donkey or ass
a small Spanish riding horse

Word Origin for jennet

C15: from Old French genet, from Catalan ginet, horse of the type used by the Zenete, from Arabic Zanātah the Zenete, a Moorish people renowned for their horsemanship
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