- a fabulous creature resembling a griffin but having the body and hind parts of a horse.
Origin of hippogriff
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Examples from the Web for hippogriff
I want you to think what message to send by the Hippogriff to Mr. Noah.'
That a Pretenderette should dare to speak so to a Hippogriff!
The Hippogriff offered to bring me; he is the soul of courteous gentleness.
So she made no attempt to check the Hippogriff or alter its course.
Even as he wondered, the Hippogriff spread wings and flew away.
- a monster of Greek mythology with a griffin's head, wings, and claws and a horse's body
C17: from Italian ippogrifo, from ippo- horse (from Greek hippos) + grifo griffin 1
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Word Origin and History for hippogriff
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