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hippogriff

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noun hip·po·griff \-ˌgrif\

Definition of hippogriff

  1. :  a legendary animal having the foreparts of a griffin and the body of a horse



Origin and Etymology of hippogriff

French hippogriffe, from Italian ippogrifo, from ippo- (from Greek hippos horse) + grifo griffin, from Latin gryphus


First Known Use: circa 1656


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