Definition of grison in English:

grison

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Pronunciation: /ˈgrɪz(ə)n
 
, ˈgrʌɪs(ə)n
 
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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
    More 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'.

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