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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Genet  \Gen"et\  (j[e^]n"[e^]t  or  j[-e]*n[e^]t"),  Genette 
  \Ge*nette"\  (j[-e]*n[e^]t"),  n.  [F.  genette,  Sp  gineta  fr  Ar 
  jarnei[.t].] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  several  species  of  small  Carnivora  of 
  the  genus  {Genetta},  allied  to  the  civets,  but  having  the 
  scent  glands  less  developed,  and  without  a  pouch. 
 
  Note:  The  common  genet  ({Genetta  vulgaris})  of  Southern 
  Europe,  Asia  Minor,  and  North  Africa,  is  dark  gray, 
  spotted  with  black.  The  long  tail  is  banded  with  black 
  and  white.  The  Cape  genet  ({G.  felina}),  and  the  berbe 
  ({G.  pardina}),  are  related  African  species. 
 
  2.  The  fur  of  the  common  genet  ({Genetta  vulgaris});  also 
  any  skin  dressed  in  imitation  of  this  fur. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Genet  \Gen"et\,  n.  [See  {Jennet}.] 
  A  small-sized,  well-proportioned,  Spanish  horse;  a  jennet. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  genet 
  n  :  agile  Old  World  viverrine  having  a  spotted  coat  and  long 
  ringed  tail  [syn:  {Genetta  genetta}] 




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