Grisons

[French gree-zawn]
German Graubünden.

grison

[grahy-suh n, griz-uh n]
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.

Origin of grison

1790–1800; < French, equivalent to Middle French gris gray (see griseous) + -on diminutive suffix
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Grisons

noun
  1. the French name for Graubünden

grison

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

Word Origin for grison

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