Mottled with gray, especially bluish gray; grizzled.
[Medieval Latin grīseus, of Germanic origin.]
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(Colours) streaked or mixed with grey; somewhat grey
[C19: from Medieval Latin griseus, of Germanic origin]
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gris•e•ous(ˈgrɪs i əs, ˈgrɪz-)
[1810–20; < Medieval Latin grīseus, « Germanic *grīs gray; compare Old Saxon grīs, Old French, French gris gray; see -eous]
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