griffon griffon  /ˈɡrɪ fən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion
  2. (n) breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
  3. (n) breed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat; originated in Holland but largely developed in France
  4. (n) large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings

Usage(s):

  1. It is half horse and half griffon.
  2. She also had a Brussels griffon, a black Persian cat and a dachshund named Poopchin.
  3. He sleeps five hours a night, with his dog Pictiu, a Brussels griffon given him by Frances Alda, beside him in a basket.

News

  1. Time an issue for Le Griffon project

    French archeologists are scheduled to fly home Friday, meaning time could be running out on this week’s Griffon project.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: FOX 11 Green Bay

  2. Le Griffon crew gets special visit

    As work to dredge a possible shipwreck site continued, crews looking for Le Griffon received some surprise help.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: FOX 11 Green Bay

  3. Dredging continues for Le Griffon

    Dredging is taking longer than expected and new equipment has been brought in to the site in Lake Michigan to help investigate the shipwreck which could be Le Griffon.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: FOX 11 Green Bay

Quotes

  1. "Griffon keeps winning - it's what you train horses to do but not many of them do it," Cummings said. "If he wins again we will look at running him in some of the better sprint races over the carnival but I won't go to the weight-for-age...
    on Mar 25, 2010 By: Bart Cummings Source: Herald Sun

  2. "I believe the Griffon is a superior helicopter, well-maintained, it's a utility helicopter that serves our interests both in Afghanistan and for purposes here in Canada," MacKay said.
    on Jul 7, 2009 By: Peter MacKay Source: CBC.ca

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