Definition of Grison

1. Noun. Carnivore of Central America and South America resembling a weasel with a greyish-white back and dark underparts.

Exact synonyms: Galictis Vittatus, Grison Vittatus
Generic synonyms: Mustelid, Musteline, Musteline Mammal
Group relationships: Genus Grison



Definition of Grison

1. 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.

Definition of Grison

1. Noun. A small, South American carnivorous mammal, of the genus ''Galictis'', somewhat resembling a weasel ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grison

1. a carnivorous mammal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Grison

1. 1. 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. A South American monkey (Lagothrix infumatus), said to be gluttonous. 2. Inhabitants of the eastern Swiss Alps, the largest and most eastern of the Swiss cantons. Origin: F, fr. Grison gray, gray-haired, gris gray. See Gris. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grison

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griskin
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grislinesses
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grison (current term)
grisons
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grist
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gristliness

Literary usage of Grison

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1. Unknown Switzerland: Reminiscences of Travel by Victor Tissot (1914)
"GEORGE JENATSCH grison WOMEN. THE VORDER-RHEIN VALLEY. — DISENTIS GERMAN TOURISTS. THE ONE-EYED GENDARME. — THE DUTCH LADT, THE LITTLE LADY'S-MAID, ..."

2. Switzerland, the South of France, and the Pyrenees by Henry David Inglis (1840)
"It is but right to say, that I met with one or two individuals, and but one or two, who had the courage or the candour to admit that the grison government ..."

3. Political Philosophy by Henry Brougham Brougham and Vaux, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) (1853)
"... Union—Greater Privileges of the eight old Cantons—General Diet; its Proceedings—Allied Cantons—Confederates; Associates ; subject Bailliages—grison ..."

4. The History of the Campaigns in the Years 1796, 1797, 1798 and 1799, in (1812)
"... the passage of the grison country —An Austrian column experiences a check in the valley of the Inn. AN a preceding chapter, an account has been given of ..."

5. The Implementation Costs of Agricultural Policies by Oecd, OECD. (2007)
"... of direct payments in Cantons grison and Zurich in relative terms 1. Unit is LSU (Livestock Unit) for those payments and ha (hectares for others). ..."

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