[ vur-vit ]
/ ˈvɜr vɪt /
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an African monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops pygerythrus, allied to the green monkey and the grivet, but distinguished by a rusty patch at the root of the tail.
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The Green monkey and the Vervet monkey are those most commonly seen in England.Natural History in Anecdote|Various
British Dictionary definitions for vervet
/ (ˈvɜːvɪt) /
Word Origin for vervet
C19: from French, from vert green, but influenced by grivet
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