HyperDic: griffon

English > 4 senses of the word griffon:
NOUNperson griffon, gryphon, griffinwinged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion
animalgriffon, Brussels griffon, Belgian griffonbreed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
animalgriffon, wire-haired pointing griffonbreed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat
animalgriffon, griffon vulture, Gyps fulvuslarge vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings
griffon > pronunciation
Soundsgrih'fahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > griffon: 4 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningwinged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion.
Synonymsgryphon, griffin
Broadermythical monster, mythical creatureA monster renowned in folklore and myth
Spanishgrifo, grifón
Catalangrif, grifó, griu
English > griffon: 4 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningBreed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle.
SynonymsBrussels griffon, Belgian griffon
NarrowerBrabancon griffonA variety of Brussels griffon having a short smooth coat
Broaderdog, domestic dog, Canis familiarisA member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times
Spanishgrifón
English > griffon: 4 senses > noun 3, animal
MeaningBreed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat; originated in Holland but largely developed in France.
Synonymwire-haired pointing griffon
Broadersporting dog, gun dogA dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
English > griffon: 4 senses > noun 4, animal
Meaninglarge vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings.
Synonymsgriffon vulture, Gyps fulvus
Member ofGyps, genus GypsA genus of Accipitridae
BroaderOld World vultureAny of several large vultures of Africa and Eurasia
Spanishbuitre leonado
CatalanGyps fulvus, voltor comú, voltor lleonat, voltor

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