\ ˈgreks \

Definition of grex

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to grumble or complain often shrilly or scoldingly


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plural -es

Definition of grex (Entry 2 of 2)

: a measuring unit for fibers, filaments, and yarns based on the weight in grams of 10,000 meters of fiber or yarn

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History and Etymology for grex

Intransitive verb

Pennsylvania German greckse & German dialect greckse, grecksen to groan, grumble, complain, from early German krachitzen to cry hoarsely, frequentative of krachen to crack, crash, roar, from Old High German krahhōn


gram per X (ten) kilometers

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“Grex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grex. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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