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also hip·po·gryph  (hĭp′ə-grĭf′)
n. Mythology
A monster having the wings, claws, and head of a griffin and the body and hindquarters of a horse.

[French hippogriffe, from Italian ippogrifo : Greek hippos, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots + Italian grifo, griffin (from Latin grȳphus; see griffin).]


(ˈhɪpəʊˌɡrɪf) or


(Classical Myth & Legend) a monster of Greek mythology with a griffin's head, wings, and claws and a horse's body
[C17: from Italian ippogrifo, from ippo- horse (from Greek hippos) + grifo griffin1]


or hip•po•gryph

(ˈhɪp əˌgrɪf)

a fabled creature resembling a griffin but having the body and hind parts of a horse.
[1645–55; Latinization of Italian ippogrifo. See hippo-, griffin]
References in classic literature ?
I do not wish to seem inelegant, but this unsightly whale looks much like an amputated sow; and, as for the narwhale, one glimpse at it is enough to amaze one, that in this nineteenth century such a hippogriff could be palmed for genuine upon any intelligent public of schoolboys.
The hippogriff was actually, therefore, a one-quarter
Meanwhile, the tower trembled; he shrieked and gnashed his teeth, his red hair rose erect, his breast heaving like a bellows, his eye flashed flames, the monstrous bell neighed, panting, beneath him; and then it was no longer the great bell of Notre- Dame nor Quasimodo: it was a dream, a whirlwind, a tempest, dizziness mounted astride of noise; a spirit clinging to a flying crupper, a strange centaur, half man, half bell; a sort of horrible Astolphus, borne away upon a prodigious hippogriff of living bronze.
Oh, thou, my squire, pleasant companion in my prosperous and adverse fortunes, fix well in thy memory what thou shalt see me do here, so that thou mayest relate and report it to the sole cause of all," and so saying he dismounted from Rocinante, and in an instant relieved him of saddle and bridle, and giving him a slap on the croup, said, "He gives thee freedom who is bereft of it himself, oh steed as excellent in deed as thou art unfortunate in thy lot; begone where thou wilt, for thou bearest written on thy forehead that neither Astolfo's hippogriff, nor the famed Frontino that cost Bradamante so dear, could equal thee in speed.
My Baby Gave Me a Hippogriff for Christmas may never become a festive hit to rival Slade or Mariah Carey, but it's a darn catchy ditty all the same.
Patronus' included in the Pottermore quiz include a black mamba, basset hound, hippogriff, white mare, stoat, dapple grey stallion, wolf, dolphin, chow dog, west highland terrier, red squirrel, otter, husky, rottweiler, and an osprey.
She decides to imagine how her life would be if she had more exciting pets of the magical variety--perhaps a unicorn, a hippogriff or a sasquatch, to name a few.
Students also see how Astolfo's initiatory erotic disillusionment gives him the freedom of mind to tame the Hippogriff, probe the afterlife, walk the Moon, and generally engage imponderables in a book in which most other characters are chronically trammeled by love's tyrannies.
In addition to the immersive landscape, it will include two main attractions: a family-friendly coaster called Flight of the Hippogriff and a 3-D dark ride called Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.
As well as two Dragon Challenge roller coasters and the more familyfriendly Flight of the Hippogriff, the big attraction at Hogsmeade is Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, a fantastic ride which sees you battling dementors, dragons and spiders (Aragog) before joining Harry in a game of quidditch.
Outside of Hogwarts, there is also the Dragon Challenge, a high-octane outdoor coaster where you can use your Express Pass and the Flight of the Hippogriff, a smaller, shorter ride for those, like me, who prefer their coasters that little bit tamer.
When the children attempt to locate evidence to defend Buckbeak the Hippogriff in The Prisoner of Azkaban, they take books back to their common room, and search by "slowly turning the pages of dusty volumes about famous cases of marauding beasts, speaking occasionally when they [run] across something relevant" (Prisoner 221).