Definition of grison in English:

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grison

Pronunciation: /ˈɡrɪz(ə)n/
/ˈɡrʌɪs(ə)n/

noun

A weasel-like mammal with dark fur and a white stripe across the forehead, found in Central and South America.
  • Genus Galictis, family Mustelidae: two species.
Example sentences
  • The lesser grison is native to regions of central and southern South America.
  • The grison hunts both night and day, and is often seen in small groups.
  • The tayra is larger than the grison, and while the grison lives on the ground in more open country, the tayra is a forest animal and lives in trees.

Origin

Late 18th century: from French, from gris 'grey'.

Words that rhyme with grison

arisen, imprison, mizzen, prison, risen, uprisen

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