Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sphinx with the head of a ram.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sphinx with the head of a ram.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sphinx with the head of a ram.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the three varieties of the Egyptian sphinx, characterized by having the head of a ram, as distinguished from the androsphinx, with the head of a human being, and the hieracosphinx, or hawk-headed sphinx. See sphinx.

Etymologies

Greek krīos, ram; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots + sphinx.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

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