Genet vs Benet - What's the difference?

genet | benet |


As nouns the difference between genet and benet

is that genet is broom (shrub) while benet is half-wit, simpleton.

genet

English

(Genetta)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) genette, (etyl) genette, (jenette) et al., of uncertain origin.

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any of several Old World nocturnal, carnivorous mammals, of the genus in the family Viverridae, most of which have a spotted coat and a long, ringed tail.
  • The fur of this mammal, or any skin dressed in imitation of it.
  • Etymology 2

    Coined in the 20th century from (gene).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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
  • Etymology 3

    See jennet

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small-sized, well-proportioned, Spanish horse; a jennet.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Anagrams

    * ---- ==Norwegian Bokmål==

    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Noun

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    benet

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To catch in a net; ensnare.
  • To surround as by a net.
  • * 1602 : , act V scene 2
  • Being thus benetted round with villains
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