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grison

[ grahy-suhn, griz-uhn ]

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.


grison

/ ˈɡrɪzən; ˈɡraɪsən /

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of grison1

1790–1800; < French, equivalent to Middle French gris gray ( griseous ) + -on diminutive suffix
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Word History and Origins

Origin of grison1

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

This is the Grison, which, in appearance and habits, somewhat resembles the wolverene.

He obeyed its summons, but soon found it prudent to make his escape, and reached Chiavenna in the Grison dominions.

The grison lives on small mammals and birds, and in settled districts is destructive to poultry.

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