Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Either of two small carnivorous mammals (Galictis vittata or G. cuja) of Central and South America, having grizzled fur, a slender body, and short legs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small, South American carnivorous mammal, of the genus Galictis, somewhat resembling a weasel

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A South American animal of the family Mustelidae (Galictis vittata). It is about two feet long, exclusive of the tail. Its under parts are black. Also called South American glutton.
  • n. A South American monkey (Lagothrix infumatus), said to be gluttonous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An animal of the genus Galictis, G. vittata or Guiana marten, a plantigrade carnivorous quadruped of the subfamily Mustelinœ, inhabiting South America. It is made by J. E. Gray the type of a genus Grisonia. See cut under Galictis.
  • n. A kind of sapajou, the Lagothrix canus of Geoffroy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. carnivore of Central America and South America resembling a weasel with a greyish-white back and dark underparts

Etymologies

French, from Old French, gray fur, from gris, gray; see grisaille.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Le Chef grison et chauve, et je n'ay que trente ans.

    Avril Being Essays on the Poetry of the French Renaissance

  • The company made its retail debut just six months ago, showcasing a limited product line of dried salami, grison (Swiss air-dried beef), smoked chicken breasts, sausages, hotdogs and pressed chicken.

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  • Among some of the endangered mammals found in this ecoregion are the jaguar (Panthera onca), puma (Felis concolor), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), tapir (Tapirus bairdii), greater grison (Galictis vittata), tayra (Eira barbara), Central American spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), and mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata).

    Central American pine-oak forests

  • Among the fauna we find great herbivores such as the pampas deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus celer) and the guanaco (Lama guanicoe), carnivores such as the puma (Felis concolor), Geoffroy's cat (Felis geoffroyi), pampa fox (Dusicyon gymnocercus), zorrino común (Conepatus chinga) and grison (Galictis cuja).

    Humid Pampas

  • Because we produce under Swiss management, we could easily double our profits by exporting our grison and salami to Switzerland alone. "

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