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jennet

Line breaks: jen¦net
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛnɪt
 
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Definition of jennet in English:

noun

A kind of small Spanish horse.
Example sentences
  • We've got spotted hyena, cheetah, some of the smaller carnivores, jennets and things like that.
  • The two cousins and their jennet symbolically parallel the uneasy relations between colonial tourist and colonized native.
  • Meanwhile, in Rome, on ‘a bright winter's day the [victorious] Mercantorio Colonna entered the city on a white jennet.’

Origin

late Middle English: via French from Spanish jinete 'light horseman', from Spanish Arabic Zenāta, the name of a Berber people famous for horsemanship.

Words that rhyme with jennet

Bennett, genet, rennet, senate, sennet, sennit, tenet

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