Genetta felina
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. [1913 Webster]

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 ({Genetta felina}), and the berbe ({Genetta pardina}), are related African species. [1913 Webster]

2. The fur of the common genet ({Genetta vulgaris}); also, any skin dressed in imitation of this fur. [1913 Webster]


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