Definition of jennet in English:
A kind of small Spanish horse.
- 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.’
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 jennetBennett, genet, rennet, senate, sennet, sennit, tenet
Definition of jennet in:
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