[gris-ee-uh s, griz-]

Origin of griseous

1810–20; < Medieval Latin grīseus, based on Germanic *grīs or *grīsi gray, perhaps with suffix of Latin rūbeus; compare Old Saxon grîs gray Old French, French gris gray; see -eous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for griseous


  1. streaked or mixed with grey; somewhat grey

Word Origin for griseous

C19: from Medieval Latin griseus, of Germanic origin
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