The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
1. (Zool.) 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.
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.
2. The fur of the common genet (Genetta vulgaris); also,
any skin dressed in imitation of this fur.