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