a vulture of the genus Gyps, especially G. fulvus, of southern Europe.
Other definitions for griffon (2 of 2)
Also called wirehaired pointing griffon. one 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.
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How to use griffon in a sentence
“Pea Tear griffon” is singing what goes up must come down while reading Nathaniel Hawthorne.Most Creative ‘Net Neutrality’ Comments on the FCC Website | Abby Haglage | June 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The illustration represents one of the rocky gorges so plentiful in Palestine, inhabited by a number of griffon Vultures.Bible Animals; | J. G. Wood
Or have you the griffon vulture's wings that you may fly over mountains?The Wolf Cub | Patrick Casey
A thousand desires hotter than flame bound my eyes to the relucent eyes which only upon the griffon were standing fixed.
V'l le griffon qui prend une voltigeante pour broder sur du mince.San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams | Charles Paul de Kock
His Majesty brought with him his little griffon dog, and immediately on arriving he asked for port wine and sandwiches.Their Majesties as I Knew Them | Xavier Paoli
British Dictionary definitions for griffon (1 of 2)
any of various small wire-haired breeds of dog, originally from Belgium
any large vulture of the genus Gyps, of Africa, S Europe, and SW Asia, having a pale plumage with black wings: family Accipitridae (hawks)
British Dictionary definitions for griffon (2 of 2)
a variant of griffin 1
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