Definition of grivet in English:

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grivet

Pronunciation: /ˈɡrivit/
(also grivet monkey)

noun

A common African guenon with greenish-brown upper parts and a black face. Compare with green monkey and vervet.
  • Cercopithecus aethiops, family Cercopithecidae, in particular the race C. a. aethiops of Ethiopia and Sudan, with long white cheek tufts
Example sentences
  • This small forest is rich in mammal species like the red-tailed and grivet monkeys, the dwarf bush baby, the Potto and the African and palm civets.
  • Green monkeys are also called vervets, tantalus, sabeus, and grivet monkeys.
  • The riverine forest has many colobus and grivet monkeys.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French, of unknown origin.

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