- a small Abyssinian monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops, with a grayish back, gray tail, black face, and dark extremities.
Origin of grivet
First recorded in 1855–60; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for grivet
Grivet, so as to have his say, had called the place the Temple of Peace.
The Thursday following, the marriage was announced to Grivet, as well as to Olivier and his wife.
Grivet then made himself remarkable by the clumsiness of his offers.
Michaud and Grivet prided themselves on their correct attitude.
Had Michaud and Grivet not arrived, she would have gone and fetched them.
C19: from French, of unknown origin
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