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jinn (See jinni)
n : (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals [syn: genie, jinnee, djinni, djinny] [also: jinn (pl)]

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  1. (Muslim demonology) A spirit, lower than the angels, who could appear in animal or human form and influence men

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