Word of the Day – Jennet

By January 12, 2018Word of the Day

Jennet (noun)

jen-nit

A female donkey/ A small type of Spanish horse

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

Example sentences

“They’re no good for working, just a field of jennets.”

Word of the Day – Palomino

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Palomino (noun)

pa-lo-mee-no

A pale golden or tan-coloured horse or pony with a white mane and tail, originally bred in the south-western US.

Early 20th century: from Latin American Spanish, from Spanish palomino ‘young pigeon’, from Latin palumbinus ‘resembling a dove’.

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