Etymology
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griffon (n.)

alternative spelling in certain senses of griffin. Also a name given to the Byzantine Greeks, perhaps suggested by some of the collateral forms of Greek.

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Definitions of griffon

griffon (n.)
winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion;
Synonyms: gryphon / griffin
griffon (n.)
breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle;
Synonyms: Brussels griffon / Belgian griffon
griffon (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
griffon (n.)
large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings;
Synonyms: griffon vulture / Gyps fulvus
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