Definition of jennet in English:

jennet

noun

  • A kind of small Spanish horse.

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

jennet

/ˈdʒɛnɪt/