plural -s : any of various South American nearly plantigrade carnivorous mammals of the genus Grison (especially G. vittatus) that resemble large weasels, are blackish below and gray above, and are often domesticated by the natives though very destructive to poultry
capitalized [New Latin, from French grison] : a genus of Mustelidae comprising the grisons

Word History


French, from grison gray, from Middle French, from gris

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“Grison.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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