Meaning of griffon

grif•fon

Pronunciation: (grif'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a vulture of the genus Gyps, esp. G. fulvus, of southern Europe.

grif•fon

Pronunciation: (grif'un), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several varieties of the Brussels griffon differing from each other in coloration or in the texture of the coat. Cf. Belgian griffon, Brabançon, Brussels griffon.
  2. Also calledone 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.

grif•fon

Pronunciation: (grif'un), [key]
— n. Class. Myth.
  1. griffin.
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