[ gris-ee-uhs, griz- ]
/ ˈgrɪs i əs, ˈgrɪz- /
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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
Words nearby griseous
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British Dictionary definitions for griseous
/ (ˈɡrɪsɪəs, ˈɡrɪz-) /
streaked or mixed with grey; somewhat grey
Word Origin for griseous
C19: from Medieval Latin griseus, of Germanic origin
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