bearded griffin
Griffin Grif"fin, Griffon Grif"fon, n. [OE. griffin, griffon, griffoun, F. griffon, fr. L. gryphus, equiv to gryps, Gr. ?; -- so called because of the hooked beak, and akin to grypo`s curved, hook-nosed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Myth.) A fabulous monster, half lion and half eagle. It is often represented in Grecian and Roman works of art. [1913 Webster]

2. (Her.) A representation of this creature as an heraldic charge. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) 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}.] [1913 Webster]

4. An English early apple. [1913 Webster]


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  • Griffin — Grif fin, Griffon Grif fon, n. [OE. griffin, griffon, griffoun, F. griffon, fr. L. gryphus, equiv to gryps, Gr. ?; so called because of the hooked beak, and akin to grypo s curved, hook nosed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Myth.) A fabulous monster, half… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Griffon — Griffin Grif fin, Griffon Grif fon, n. [OE. griffin, griffon, griffoun, F. griffon, fr. L. gryphus, equiv to gryps, Gr. ?; so called because of the hooked beak, and akin to grypo s curved, hook nosed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Myth.) A fabulous monster …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gripe — Griffin Grif fin, Griffon Grif fon, n. [OE. griffin, griffon, griffoun, F. griffon, fr. L. gryphus, equiv to gryps, Gr. ?; so called because of the hooked beak, and akin to grypo s curved, hook nosed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Myth.) A fabulous monster …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grype — Griffin Grif fin, Griffon Grif fon, n. [OE. griffin, griffon, griffoun, F. griffon, fr. L. gryphus, equiv to gryps, Gr. ?; so called because of the hooked beak, and akin to grypo s curved, hook nosed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Myth.) A fabulous monster …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gryphon — Griffin Grif fin, Griffon Grif fon, n. [OE. griffin, griffon, griffoun, F. griffon, fr. L. gryphus, equiv to gryps, Gr. ?; so called because of the hooked beak, and akin to grypo s curved, hook nosed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Myth.) A fabulous monster …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gyps fulvus — Griffin Grif fin, Griffon Grif fon, n. [OE. griffin, griffon, griffoun, F. griffon, fr. L. gryphus, equiv to gryps, Gr. ?; so called because of the hooked beak, and akin to grypo s curved, hook nosed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Myth.) A fabulous monster …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lammergeir — Griffin Grif fin, Griffon Grif fon, n. [OE. griffin, griffon, griffoun, F. griffon, fr. L. gryphus, equiv to gryps, Gr. ?; so called because of the hooked beak, and akin to grypo s curved, hook nosed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Myth.) A fabulous monster …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of heraldic charges — This article does not cover those charges which derive their shape in part from that of the field; see Ordinary (heraldry). Subordinary chargesA few simple charges are traditionally, and arbitrarily, classified among the subordinaries. (All other …   Wikipedia

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