- a small Abyssinian monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops, with a grayish back, gray tail, black face, and dark extremities.
Origin of grivet
First recorded in 1855–60; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for grivet
Historical Examples of grivet
Had Michaud and Grivet not arrived, she would have gone and fetched them.
Michaud and Grivet prided themselves on their correct attitude.
Grivet then made himself remarkable by the clumsiness of his offers.
Grivet, so as to have his say, had called the place the Temple of Peace.
When Camille introduced his friend to the company, Grivet pinched his lips.
British Dictionary definitions for grivet
- 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
Word Origin for grivet
C19: from French, of unknown origin
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