vervet definition by Webster's New World
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a small guenon monkey (Cercopithecus pygerythrus) found in E and S Africa
Origin: French ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps vert, green plush grivet, grivet
vervet definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A small, long-tailed African monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops) having a black face with white cheek tufts and a yellowish-brown or greenish coat. Several subspecies of vervets have been recognized within a large range including most of sub-Saharan Africa. Also called green monkey, grivet.
Origin: French : vert, green (from Old French verd; see verdant) + (gri)vet, grivet.