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Either of two small carnivorous mammals (Galictis vittata or G. cuja) of Central and South America, having grizzled fur, a slender body, and short legs.
[French, from Old French, gray fur, from gris, gray; see grisaille.]
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(Animals) either of two musteline mammals, Grison (or Galictis) cuja or G. vittata, of Central and South America, having a greyish back and black face and underparts
[C18: from French, from grison grey animal, from Old French gris grey]
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|Noun||1.||grison - carnivore of Central America and South America resembling a weasel with a greyish-white back and dark underparts|
genus Grison - a genus of Mustelidae
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