noun grif·fin \ˈgri-fən\

in stories : an animal that is half eagle and half lion

Full Definition of GRIFFIN

:  a mythical animal typically having the head, forepart, and wings of an eagle and the body, hind legs, and tail of a lion

Variants of GRIFFIN

grif·fin or grif·fon also gryph·on \ˈgri-fən\

Illustration of GRIFFIN

Origin of GRIFFIN

Middle English griffon, from Anglo-French grif, griffun, from Latin gryphus, from Greek gryp-, gryps
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with GRIFFIN


biographical name Grif·fin \ˈgri-fən\

Definition of GRIFFIN

Walter Burley 1876–1937 Am. architect


geographical name Grif·fin \ˈgri-fən\

Definition of GRIFFIN

city W cen Georgia pop 23,643


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