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hip·po·griff also hip·po·gryph (hĭp′ə-grĭf′)
A monster having the wings, claws, and head of a griffin and the body and hindquarters of a horse.
, from Italian ippogrifo
: Greek hippos
; see ekwo-
in Indo-European roots
+ Italian grifo
(from Latin grȳphus
; see griffin
hippogriff (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.
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