Vervet meaning

vûr'vĭt
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.
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A small guenon monkey (Cercopithecus pygerythrus) found in E and S Africa.
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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.
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Origin of vervet

  • French vert green (from Old French verd verdant) (gri)vet grivet (of unknown origin)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition