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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.]
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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
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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.
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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 - a genus of Accipitridae
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Translations
aarnikotkagriffoni

griffon

[ˈgrɪfən] N (= dog) → grifón m
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griffon

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

[ˈgrɪfn] n (Myth, Zool) → grifone m
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