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1. A Brussels griffon.
2. A wirehaired pointing griffon.
3. Variant of griffin.
[French, from Old French; see griffin.]
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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]
(Classical Myth & Legend) a variant of griffin1
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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]
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|Noun||1.||griffon - winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion|
|2.||griffon - 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 coat; originated in Holland but largely developed in France|
|4.||griffon - 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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griffon[ˈgrɪfən] N (= dog) → grifón m
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griffon[ˈgrɪf/ən] n (Myth, Zool) → grifone m
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