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A vervet (Chlorocebus aethiops) of northeast Africa.

[French, of unknown origin.]
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(Animals) an E African variety of a common guenon monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops, having long white tufts of hair on either side of the face. Compare green monkey, vervet
[C19: from French, of unknown origin]
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(ˈgrɪv ɪt)

an Ethiopian guenon, Cercopithecus aethiops, with a gray body and black face.
[1855–60; orig. uncertain]
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Noun1.grivet - white and olive green East African monkey with long white tufts of hair beside the facegrivet - white and olive green East African monkey with long white tufts of hair beside the face
guenon, guenon monkey - small slender African monkey having long hind limbs and tail and long hair around the face
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Mdhluli, Toxicological and antifertility investigations of oleanolic acid in male vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops) [Ph.D.
Los monos africanos vervet (Chlorocebus aethiops) se convirtieron en personajes famosos en las ciencias cognitivas tan pronto como se descubrio que esos animales emitian diferentes llamadas de alarma para los diferentes tipos de predadores (Seyfarth, Cheney y Maler, 1980).