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griffe

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noun \ˈgrif\

Definition of griffe

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  1. 1 :  a person of three-quarter black and one-quarter white ancestry

  2. 2 :  a person of mixed black and American Indian blood

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Origin and Etymology of griffe

French, from American Spanish grifo, from Spanish, adjective, kinky-haired, from grifo, noun, griffin, from Latin gryphus — more at griffin


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griffe

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noun \ˈgrif\
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griff

Definition of griffe

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  1. 1 :  an ornament resembling a claw that projects from the round base of an architectural column upon the angle formed by a corner of the plinth —called also spur

  2. 2 :  an arrangement of parallel bars on a loom for lifting the hooked wires that raise the warp threads in weaving jacquard or dobby fabrics

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Origin and Etymology of griffe

French griffe, literally, claw, from Middle French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German grīfan to grasp, seize — more at gripe


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