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Definition of 'griffon'


  1. winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion
       Synonyms: gryphon griffin
  2. breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
       Synonyms: Brussels griffon Belgian griffon
  3. breed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat; originated in Holland but largely developed in France
       Synonyms: wire-haired pointing griffon
  4. large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings
       Synonyms: griffon vulture Gyps fulvus

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