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Noun: griffon  gri-fun
  1. Winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion
    - gryphon, griffin
     
  2. Breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
    - 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
    - wire-haired pointing griffon
     
  4. Large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings
    - griffon vulture, Gyps fulvus

Derived forms: griffons

Type of: Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog, gun dog, mythical creature, mythical monster, Old World vulture, sporting dog

Part of: genus Gyps, Gyps

Encyclopedia: Griffon