griffon

Primary Meanings of griffon

1.
n
breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
2.
n
large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings
3.
n
winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion
Full Definitions of griffon
1

n breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle

Synonyms:
Belgian griffon, Brussels griffon
Types:
Brabancon griffon
a variety of Brussels griffon having a short smooth coat
Type of:
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog
a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds

n 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
Type of:
gun dog, sporting dog
a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
2

n large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings

Synonyms:
Gyps fulvus, griffon vulture
Type of:
Old World vulture
any of several large vultures of Africa and Eurasia
3

n winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion

Synonyms:
griffin, gryphon
Type of:
mythical creature, mythical monster
a monster renowned in folklore and myth

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