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