Brussels griffon

noun

: any of a breed of short-faced compact rough- or smooth-coated toy dogs of Belgian origin

called also griffon

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Examples of Brussels griffon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In her previous home (shown here), that task involved choosing furnishings and surfaces to accommodate a pack: Haddock, a Brussels griffon; Winnie Cooper, a Great Dane; and Clyde, a Great Dane and Saint Bernard mix. Kit Selzer, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 The third-place winner was Monkey, a gray Brussels griffon rescued at 6 months old from a hoarding situation by Scotch Haley of Pleasant Hill. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 26 June 2022 His Brussels griffon, General Zod, snoozed on his lap. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Brussels griffon was in 1897

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“Brussels griffon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brussels%20griffon. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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