Etymology
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genet (n.)

small civet, late 15c., from Old French genete (13c., Modern French genette), from Spanish gineta, from Arabic jarnait.

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Definitions of genet
1
genet (n.)
agile Old World viverrine having a spotted coat and long ringed tail;
Synonyms: Genetta genetta
2
Genet (n.)
French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834);
Synonyms: Edmund Charles Edouard Genet / Citizen Genet
Genet (n.)
French writer of novels and dramas for the theater of the absurd (1910-1986);
Synonyms: Jean Genet
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