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grison

[grahy-suh n, griz-uh n] /ˈgraɪ sən, ˈgrɪz ən/
noun
1.
a weasellike carnivore, Galictis vittata, ranging from southern Mexico to Peru, having a grayish-white upper body, a distinctive white stripe across the forehead and ears, and a dark brown face, chest, and legs.
Origin of grison
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French, equivalent to Middle French gris gray (see griseous) + -on diminutive suffix
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grison

/ˈɡraɪsən; ˈɡrɪzən/
noun
1.
either of two musteline mammals, Grison (or Galictis) cuja or G. vittata, of Central and South America, having a greyish back and black face and underparts
Word Origin
C18: from French, from grison grey animal, from Old French gris grey
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