Definition of Grisons

1. n. pl. Inhabitants of the eastern Swiss Alps.



Definition of Grisons

1. Proper noun. A canton of Switzerland (its French name). ¹

2. Noun. (plural of grison) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grisons

1. grison [n] - See also: grison

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grisons

grisette
grisettes
griseus
grisgris
grising
griskin
griskins
grisled
grislier
grisliest
grisliness
grislinesses
grisly
grism
grison
grisons (current term)
grissino
grist
grist for the mill
grist mill
grist mills
grist to the mill
grister
gristers
gristle
gristles
gristlier
gristliest
gristliness
gristlinesses

Literary usage of Grisons

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"But Fuentes, who had also been seeking an alliance with the grisons, was exasperated by this fresh rebuff. He instantly closed all traffic between Milan and ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"The independence of the grisons was in fact annihilated. ... The grisons Recover Independence The overbearing conduct of the Austrians was, however, ..."

3. The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: With a Life by John Adams, Charles Francis Adams (1865)
"THE grisons. IN the republic of the three leagues of the grisons, the sovereign is all the people of a great part of the ancient ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Upon the failure of the French to' restore the Protestant grisons ascendency he ... Again failing to secure ascendency for the grisons in the Valtellina he ..."

5. Governments and Parties in Continental Europe by Abbott Lawrence Lowell (1896)
"The grisons had a government of the most marvelous complexity.1 It was a confederation of three separate leagues, each of which was in turn composed of a ..."

6. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"Two political parties existed among the grisons : one, headed by the powerful house of Salis, was partial to French politics ; whilst the other, ..."

7. The Journal of Classical and Sacred Philology by Joseph Barber Lightfoot, Fenton John Anthony Hort, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor (1855)
"Vira, (Tessin;) Vrin, (grisons;) Verona, ... Tamils, Lake of Toma, Piz Tamil, a mountain, (grisons ..."

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