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grivet

[griv-it]
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noun
  1. a small Abyssinian monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops, with a grayish back, gray tail, black face, and dark extremities.
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Origin of grivet

First recorded in 1855–60; origin uncertain
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Historical Examples

  • Grivet, so as to have his say, had called the place the Temple of Peace.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola

  • The Thursday following, the marriage was announced to Grivet, as well as to Olivier and his wife.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola

  • Grivet then made himself remarkable by the clumsiness of his offers.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola

  • Michaud and Grivet prided themselves on their correct attitude.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola

  • Had Michaud and Grivet not arrived, she would have gone and fetched them.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola


British Dictionary definitions for grivet

grivet

noun
  1. an E African variety of a common guenon monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops, having long white tufts of hair on either side of the faceCompare green monkey, vervet
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Word Origin

C19: from French, of unknown origin
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