adj. [ML. griseus, gray]
A white color mottled with black or brown; light gray; bluish gray.

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  • Griseous — Gris e*ous, a. [LL. griseus. See {Gris}.] Of a light color, or white, mottled with black or brown; grizzled or grizzly. Maunder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • griseous — [gris′ē əs, griz′ē əs] adj. [ML griseus, of Gmc orig.: see GRISAILLE] gray; esp., pearl gray …   English World dictionary

  • griseous — /gris ee euhs, griz /, adj. gray; pearl gray. [1810 20; < ML griseus, based on Gmc *gris or *grisi gray, perh. with suffix of L rubeus; cf. OS grîs gray OF, F gris gray; see EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • griseous — adjective Having a gray, mottled appearance …   Wiktionary

  • griseous — pearl grey or blue grey; grizzled Colour Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • griseous — gris·e·ous …   English syllables

  • griseous — gris•e•ous [[t]ˈgrɪs i əs, ˈgrɪz [/t]] adj. gray; pearl gray • Etymology: 1810–20; < ML grīseus, « Gmc *grīs gray; cf. OS grīs, OF, F gris gray; see eous …   From formal English to slang

  • griseous — /ˈgrɪsiəs/ (say griseeuhs), /ˈgrɪz / (say griz ) adjective bluish or pearl grey. {Medieval Latin griseus} …  

  • griseous —   a. grizzled …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • griseous — ˈgrizēəs adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin griseus, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German grīs gray more at grizzle : of a light color or white mottled with black or brown : grizzled …   Useful english dictionary

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