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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grif·fin Grif·fon n.
 1. Myth. A fabulous monster, half lion and half eagle. It is often represented in Grecian and Roman works of art.
 2. Her. A representation of this creature as an heraldic charge.
 3. Zool. A species of large vulture (Gyps fulvus) found in the mountainous parts of Southern Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor; -- called also gripe, and grype. It is supposed to be the eagle of the Bible. The bearded griffin is the lammergeir. [Written also gryphon.]
 4. An English early apple.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gryph·on n. Zool. The griffin vulture.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : winged monster with an eagle-like head and body of a lion
          [syn: griffin]