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Definition of griffin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

griffin

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡrɪfɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɪfɪn//
 
(also griffon, gryphon
BrE BrE//ˈɡrɪfən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɪfən//
 
)
 
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(in stories) a creature with a lion’s body and an eagle’s wings and head Word Origin Middle English: from Old French grifoun, based on late Latin gryphus, via Latin from Greek grups, grup-.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: griffin