Definitions of griffon
  1. noun
    breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
    synonyms: Belgian griffon, Brussels griffon
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    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
  2. noun
    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
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    type of:
    gun dog, sporting dog
    a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
  3. noun
    large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings
    synonyms: Gyps fulvus, griffon vulture
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    type of:
    Old World vulture
    any of several large vultures of Africa and Eurasia
  4. noun
    winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion
    synonyms: griffin, gryphon
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    type of:
    mythical creature, mythical monster
    a monster renowned in folklore and myth
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