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grif·fon

 (grĭf′ən)
n.
1. A Brussels griffon.
2. A wirehaired pointing griffon.
3. Variant of griffin.

[French, from Old French; see griffin.]

griffon

(ˈɡrɪfən)
n
1. (Breeds) any of various small wire-haired breeds of dog, originally from Belgium
2. (Animals) any large vulture of the genus Gyps, of Africa, S Europe, and SW Asia, having a pale plumage with black wings: family Accipitridae (hawks)
[C19: from French: griffin1]

griffon

(ˈɡrɪfən)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) a variant of griffin1

grif•fon2

(ˈgrɪf ən)

n.
1. any of several varieties of the Brussels griffon differing from each other in color or coat texture.
2. Also called wirehaired pointing griffon. one of a Dutch breed of medium-sized dogs having a coarse, wiry coat, usu. grayish with chestnut markings.
[1820–30; < French; akin to griffin]

grif•fon3

(ˈgrɪf ən)

n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.griffon - winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a liongriffon - winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
2.griffon - breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzlegriffon - breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
Brabancon griffon - a variety of Brussels griffon having a short smooth coat
3.griffon - breed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coatgriffon - breed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat; originated in Holland but largely developed in France
gun dog, sporting dog - a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
4.griffon - large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wingsgriffon - large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings
Old World vulture - any of several large vultures of Africa and Eurasia
genus Gyps, Gyps - a genus of Accipitridae
Translations
aarnikotkagriffoni

griffon

[ˈgrɪfən] N (= dog) → grifón m

griffon

n
(= bird)(Gänse)geier m
(= dog)Griffon m, → Affenpinscher m
(Myth) = griffin

griffon

[ˈgrɪfn] n (Myth, Zool) → grifone m
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