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Definition of "genet" [gen•et]

  • Any of several Old World carnivorous mammals of the genus Genetta, having grayish or yellowish fur with dark spots and a long ringed tail. (noun)
  • Variant of jennet. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "genet" in a sentence
  • "The genet is a kind of cat-shaped badger, & a lovely example of convergent evolution."
  • "An all-too-believable future has divided the world into the genet."
  • "The dogs had not been chasing the cats, they were a tag team against the genet!"