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Definitions of griffin

  1. winged monster with an eagle-like head and body of a lion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. An Anglo-Indian name for a person just arrived from Europe. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Alt. of Griffon Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A fabled animal with the body and legs of a lion, and the wings and beak of an eagle. Also, griffon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. An imaginary animal, part lion and part eagle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A fabulous creature, half lion, half eagle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A fabulous animal of antiquity, represented in symbol of strength with the body and legs of a lion, in symbol of swiftness with wings and the beak of an eagle, and in symbol of watchfulness with a pair of listening ears; a species of vulture. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A fabulous animal, half eagle, half lion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. grif'in, GRIFFON, grif'un, n. an imaginary animal, with the body and legs of a lion, and the crooked beak and wings of an eagle: a new-comer in India, a novice: a watchful guardian, esp. over a young woman: a duenna.--adj. GRIFF'INISH.--n. GRIFF'INISM. [Fr. griffon--L. gryphus--Gr. gryps--grypos, hook-nosed.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. Fabulous creature with eagle\'s head& wings& lion\'s body; (-fon) kind of vulture (also g.-vulture). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. the G., monument marking site of Temple Bar, London. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. [Gr.] [Anglo-Ind.] Newcomer to India. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  13. [Gr.] A fabulous being of mediaeval fiction and romance, but answering practically to the dragon of the Gardens of the Hesperides, or of the Glistering Heath in the Volsung tale. See Saga. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  14. n. [French, Latin, Greek] A fabled animal with the body and paws of a lion, and the head and wings of an eagle; a species of vulture;—a greenhorn in the East Indian service. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. A fabled animal, said to be generated between the lion and eagle. Complete Dictionary

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