grison

[ grahy-suh n, griz-uh n ]
/ ˈgraɪ sən, ˈgrɪz ən /
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noun

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; < French, equivalent to Middle French gris gray (see griseous) + -on diminutive suffix
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grison

/ (ˈɡraɪsən, ˈɡrɪzən) /

noun

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 for grison

C18: from French, from grison grey animal, from Old French gris grey
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