Genet meaning

jĕnĭt, jə-nĕt
A group of genetically identical individuals descended from one progenitor, as a group of trees that have all sprouted from the roots of a single parent; a clone.
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Any of several carnivorous mammals of the genus Genetta of Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, having grayish or yellowish fur with dark spots and a long ringed tail.
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Any of a genus (Genetta) of small, spotted African carnivores in the same family (Viverridae) as the civet.
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Its fur.
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(person) 1910-86; Fr. playwright & novelist.
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(person) 1763-1834; Fr. diplomat, in the U.S. after 1793
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A group of genetically identical individuals descended from one progenitor, as a group of trees that have all sprouted from the roots of a single parent; a clone.
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Any of several Old World nocturnal, carnivorous mammals, of the genus Genetta in the family Viverridae, most of which have a spotted coat and a long, ringed tail.
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The fur of this mammal, or any skin dressed in imitation of it.
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(biology) A group of genetically identical individuals (plants, fungi, bacteria etc.) that have grown in a given location, all originating from asexual reproduction of a single ancestor; a group of ramets.
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A small-sized, well-proportioned, Spanish horse; a jennet.

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Origin of genet

  • Middle English from Old French genete of Iberian Romance origin Spanish jineta perhaps originally a feminine form (used in the sense “bandit” to refer to the genet euphemistically because it preys on poultry) of Spanish jinete horseman from Old Spanish ginete jennet

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From genetic (on the model of ramet)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman genette, Middle French genette, jenette et al., of uncertain origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Coined in the 20th century from gene.

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  • See jennet

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