a small guenon monkey (Cercopithecus pygerythrus) found in E and S Africa
Origin of vervetFrench ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps vert, green + grivet, grivet
Any of several African monkeys of the genus Chlorocebus, having a black face with white cheek tufts, a yellowish-brown or greenish coat, and a long tail. Also called green monkey.
Origin of vervetFrench : vert, green (from Old French verd; see verdant) + (gri)vet, grivet (of unknown origin).
- A small African monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops or Chlorocebus pygerythrus, having a long tail, a black face with white cheek tufts and a greenish-brown coat