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



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 OriginMiddle English: from Old French grifoun, based on late Latin gryphus, via Latin from Greek grups, grup-.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: griffin