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griffon1

[grif-uh n] /ˈgrɪf ən/
noun
1.
a vulture of the genus Gyps, especially G. fulvus, of southern Europe.
Origin of griffon1
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English griffoun < French; see griffin1

griffon2

[grif-uh n] /ˈgrɪf ən/
noun
1.
any of several varieties of the Brussels griffon differing from each other in coloration or in the texture of the coat.
2.
Also called wirehaired pointing griffon. one of a Dutch breed of medium-sized dogs having a coarse, steel-gray or grayish-white coat with chestnut markings, used for pointing and retrieving birds.
Origin
1820-30; < French; akin to griffin1

griffon3

[grif-uh n] /ˈgrɪf ən/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
griffin1 .
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  • griffon is a type of dog, a collection of breeds of originally hunting dogs.
British Dictionary definitions for griffon

griffin1

/ˈɡrɪfɪn/
noun
1.
a winged monster with an eagle-like head and the body of a lion
Word Origin
C14: from Old French grifon, from Latin grӯphus, from Greek grups, from grupos hooked

griffon1

/ˈɡrɪfən/
noun
1.
any of various small wire-haired breeds of dog, originally from Belgium
2.
any large vulture of the genus Gyps, of Africa, S Europe, and SW Asia, having a pale plumage with black wings: family Accipitridae (hawks)
Word Origin
C19: from French: griffin1

griffon2

/ˈɡrɪfən/
noun
1.
a variant of griffin1
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Word Origin and History for griffon

see griffin.

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