grif·fon | \ˈgri-fən \

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Next year, the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendeen make their debuts; last year, the American hairless terrier, sloughi and pumi were the newcomers. Ben Walker, The Seattle Times, "Dogged: Badly wrecked, German shepherd shows at Westminster," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of griffon

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for griffon

French, literally, griffin

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The first known use of griffon was in 1882

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