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 (grī′sən, grĭz′ən)
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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(ˈɡraɪsən; ˈɡrɪzən)
(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grison - carnivore of Central America and South America resembling a weasel with a greyish-white back and dark underpartsgrison - carnivore of Central America and South America resembling a weasel with a greyish-white back and dark underparts
mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal - fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
genus Grison - a genus of Mustelidae
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De las especies registradas, seis se consideran bajo algun estado de riesgo dentro de la legislacion mexicana (SEMARNAT, 2010): el jaguar Panthera onca y el oso hormiguero Tamandua mexicana en peligro de extincion; jaguarundi Puma yagouaroundi, grison Galictis vittata, nutria neotropical Lontra longicaudis y puerco espin tropical Sphiggurus mexicanus, como amenazadas.
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