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Definition of JENNY

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Jenny \Jen"ny\, n.; pl. {Jennies}.
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A familiar or pet form of the proper name Jane. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Zool.) A familiar name of the European wren. [1913 Webster]

     {Jenny ass} (Zool.), a female ass; also, a female of certain other animals. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Jenny \Jen"ny\, n. [A corruption of gin an engine; influenced by Jenny, the proper name. See {Gin} an engine, and cf. {Ginny-carriage}.] A machine for spinning a number of threads at once, -- used in factories. Also called {spinning jenny}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Mule \Mule\ (m[=u]l), n. [F., a she-mule, L. mula, fem. of mulus; cf. Gr. my`klos, mychlo`s. Cf. AS. m[=u]l, fr. L. mulus. Cf. {Mulatto}.]
     1. (Zool.) A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated between an ass and a mare. Sometimes the term is applied to the offspring of a horse and a she-ass, but that hybrid is more properly termed a {hinny}. See {Hinny}. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Mules are much used as draught animals. They are hardy, and proverbial for stubbornness. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Bot.) A plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the pistil of one species with the pollen or fecundating dust of another; -- called also {hybrid}. [1913 Webster]

     3. A very stubborn person.
        [1913 Webster]

     4. A machine, used in factories, for spinning cotton, wool, etc., into yarn or thread and winding it into cops; -- called also {jenny} and {mule-jenny}. [1913 Webster]

     5. A slipper that has no fitting around the heel.

     Syn: mules, scuff, scuffs.
          [WordNet 1.5]

     {Mule armadillo} (Zool.), a long-eared armadillo (Tatusia hybrida), native of Buenos Ayres; -- called also {mulita}. See Illust. under {Armadillo}.

     {Mule deer} (Zool.), a large deer ({Cervus macrotis} syn. {Cariacus macrotis}) of the Western United States. The name refers to its long ears.

     {Mule pulley} (Mach.), an idle pulley for guiding a belt which transmits motion between shafts that are not parallel.

     {Mule twist}, cotton yarn in cops, as spun on a mule; -- in distinction from yarn spun on a throstle frame. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "jenny":
     Partlet, Rocky Mountain canary, ass, biddy, bitch, bossy, brood mare, burro, cow, cuddy, dickey, doe, donkey, ewe, ewe lamb, filly, guinea hen, gyp, heifer, hen, hind, jack, jackass, jennet, jenny ass, lioness, mare, mule, nanny, nanny goat, neddy, peahen, roe, she-bear, she-goat, she-lion, silkworm, slut, sow, spider, spinner, spinning frame, spinning jenny, spinster, throstle, tigress, vixen


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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